Charles F. Doran serves as co-director of the SAIS Global Politics and Religion Initiative. He is a former professor and director of international management program at Rice University. Doran also directed major research projects on North American trade, Canadian-U.S. relations, Persian Gulf security and U.S.-German-Japanese relations. He is a regular adviser to business and government and has provided congressional briefings and testimony on trade, security, and energy policy. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Donner Medal, the Governor General's Award for Scholarship on Canada and the International Studies Association's Distinguished Scholar Award (Foreign Policy). Doran received his Ph.D. in political science from The Johns Hopkins University.