New York Program

Faculty and Staff

Rainer Braun (Adjunct Faculty)

(Ph.D. and B.A. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin). He teaches at Columbia University and Long Island University, where he is the research coordinator for the graduate United Nations Program. His research interests are economic and political development, human rights, and corporate social accountability. At LIU Global he teaches in the European program in London and Berlin, and advises and teaches in the Capstone program.

Jocelyn Lieu (Senior Thesis Coordinator)

(M.F.A from Warren Wilson College and a B.A. in English from Yale). She is the author of a 9/11 memoir, What Isn’t There (Nation/Basic Books), and a collection of stories, Potential Weapons (Graywolf Press). Her creative prose has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies including 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11th and Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction. She has taught writing and literature at New York University, the New School, and Sarah Lawrence College, and has advised and taught at LIU Global’s New York Center since 2011. Currently, she is the Senior Thesis Coordinator and teaches bibliographic methods for LIU Global in Spain.


Colette Mazzucelli (Adjunct Faculty)

(PhD Georgetown, EdM Teachers College (Columbia), MALD Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts/Harvard), BA U Scranton) is Digital Learning Innovator at LIU Global. Since 2014 she has advised senior thesis students, taught the synchronous International Relations World Education Seminar across several continents, and developed the on-site Europe Seminar in Vienna and Budapest. She is leading with James Felton Keith The Ethics of Personal Data Collection Series for Anthem Press (New York, London, New Delhi). A participant in the Bled Strategic Forum 2018 and the Parallel Histories conference in the House of Lords, she is an alumna of the Global Diplomacy Lab and the Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies. Her diplomatic experience includes hosting the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) at New York University in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State. A BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt Responsible Leader, in 2016 she was named an Ambassador of Peace in recognition of her service as an educator with 20+ years’ experience in technology-mediated learning. The author and/or editor of five books, including Leadership in the Big Bangs of European Integration with Derek Beach (Palgrave 2007) and France and Germany at Maastricht Politics and Negotiations to Create the European Union (Routledge 1997), she has taught courses since 2005 on graduate faculty in conflict resolution, radicalization & religion, international relations in the post-Cold War era, ethnic conflict, and Europe in the 21st Century at NYU New York. A Fulbright Scholar to Belgium and Germany (2007) as well as France (1991), her courses have been profiled by the Council on Foreign Relations in Foreign Affairs. During 2000-03, she was responsible to direct and teach the first technology-mediated seminar in the history of the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) Paris analyzing conflict in the former Yugoslavia. She is a former Director, International Programs, Budapest Institute for Graduate International and Diplomatic Studies, Budapest University of Economic Sciences, 1995-97. As a participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders, she assisted with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union (“Maastricht”) in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1992-93.


Carlett Thomas (Director of Student Affairs and Administrative Services)

(MS.Ed. in Education/Bilingual School Counseling, LIU Brooklyn; B.A. in Criminal Justice and Public Management, Florida Atlantic University). Carlett has been in higher education for many years, first in Florida and then New York. She began her employment at LIU Brooklyn in 2005 and transitioned over to LIU Global in 2009. She worked for a number of years as an academic advisor, adjunct, and now she is in the area of Student Affairs.