Meet the Team

Carlos L. Yordán is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Drew University, where he also directs the Semester on the United Nations. Professor Yordan completed his Ph.D. in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and B.A. and M.A. degrees at American University’s School of International Service. Before joining the Drew faculty, he taught at Husson University, the University of Maine, Hamilton College, and the University of Alabama Birmingham. He held two visiting research fellowships at Cornell University’s Peace Studies Program and Rutgers-Newark’s Division of Global Affairs. Professor Yordan established the World Politics Data Lab in June 2022. He is currently using various computational text analysis methodologies to study the history, politics, and policies of the United Nations.

Júlia Oliveira Souza (C’24) is an International Relations & Spanish double major with a minor in Data Science. Throughout her academic career, her interests have revolved around Latin American studies, the rise and fall of democratic processes, and the historical effects of colonialism. With the World Politics Data Lab, Júlia hopes to conduct a textual analysis of speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly’s General Debate. Once she has completed her undergraduate studies, Júlia hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in International Relations.


Jeehae G. Park (C’23) graduated from Drew University in May 2023. She majored in Political Science and minored in Law, Justice, and Society. Jeehae took a breadth of courses in political science and international relations and is interested in researching topics on war and peace, democratization, and the effects and aftermaths of imperialism and colonialism. She has also completed research on the racialization and political participation of Asian Americans. With the World Politics Data Lab, Jeehae analyzed the veto patterns of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.