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Carola Weil

Dean of Continuing Studies
Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor (CAS) and Associate Member, Department of Political Science

Carola Weil
Contact Information

680 Sherbrooke Street West,
Suite 1240
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 2M7

Email address: 
carola.weil [at]
Alternate email address: 
dean.scs [at]
Dean's Office
SCS Leadership
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By Appointment

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California School of International Service
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Maryland
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Maryland
  • Master of Public Management, University of Maryland
  • B.A., History (Minor in Politics), Bryn Mawr College

Dr. Carola Weil was appointed Dean of McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies in Montreal, Canada, and Associate Professor (CAS) on July 1, 2018. She previously served as founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies at American University in Washington DC and as Sr. Associate Dean for Planning & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Southern California (USC)’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (2007-2012).

A political scientist and policy analyst by training (M.A./Ph.D. in Political Science & Master’s of Policy Management, University of Maryland; B.A. in History from Bryn Mawr College), with a focus on international relations, human security and migration, conflict transformation and public diplomacy, Carola Weil’s career has straddled public policy, non-profit and philanthropic sectors in addition to higher education. Carola Weil was one of several co-founders of Women In International Security (WIIS), an international educational and professional network dedicated to the advancement of women in foreign affairs and defence policy careers, and served as WIIS’ Executive Director in the 1990s. Dr. Weil consults on global strategy, organizational development and conflict transformation, as well as on topics related to diversity and inclusion, technology enhanced and life-long education, and the future of work and lifelong learning. Her doctoral thesis and research focused on Competing International Norms of Protection in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, with case studies on the Rwandan Genocide and civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has conducted peace building work in Pakistan, and supported peace building efforts in Afghanistan, Darfur, Colombia and the African Great Lakes region with a special emphasis on gender and journalism.

She serves on multiple non-profit boards and committees, and is a member of professional associations across a variety of disciplines. A dual citizen of Germany and the US, she is multi-lingual and has lived, worked or travelled on most continents. When not working or travelling, she is an avid appreciator of music, especially jazz, fine arts, books, food, gardening, and nature.


Areas of expertise: 
  • Gender & EDI in International Relations
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Organizational Strategy/Development
  • Adult Education and Life-long Learning
  • Online Education
Teaching areas: 
  • International Relations (Humanitarianism, International Organizations, Force Migration)
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Sub-Saharan Africa


Selected publications: 

Review of the Literature Regarding Critical Information Needs of the American Public, Report submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. (Volume I - Technical). July 16, 2012 (with Lewis Friedland, Philip Napoli, Katherine Ognyanova, and Ernest J. Wilson III).

Diversity and Media in a Digital Age White Paper for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, (with Ernest J. Wilson III), 2012.

Communicating across Global Boundaries: Choices and Challenges for Higher Education, (with Ernest J. Wilson III) White Paper, 2010.

“The Protection-Neutrality Dilemma: Why the Need for Military Intervention in Humanitarian Emergencies?” in International Migration Review, Vol. 35, No. 1., Spring 2001, pp. 79-116

“Insiders or Bystanders? Women In International Policymaking.” Journal of International Affairs. Towson University, Maryland, Fall 1997.

"Women In the International Policy Community: New Frontiers, Old Barriers?" Occasional Paper Series. Ohio University Contemporary History Institute, May 1996.

Fellowships in International Affairs: A Guide to Opportunities in the United States and Abroad. Co-author with Gale A. Mattox, for Women In International Security. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. 1994.

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