(on leave fall 2014)

Coordinator, Peace Studies Minor

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. New York University
  • B.A. Union College

Research and Teaching Interests

  • international relations
  • Middle East studies (war, peace studies, U.S. foreign policy, Arab-Israeli conflict)

Courses Typically Taught

  • POLS 170 International Politics
  • POLS 280 War
  • POLS 281/UNIV 219 Peace Studies
  • POLS 289 The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • POLS 224 Politics and Government of the Middle East
  • POLS 287 The United States and the Middle East
  • POLS 380 Civil Wars (seminar)
  • POLS 380 U.S. Foreign Policy in the Persian Gulf (seminar)
  • POLS 380 The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Peace Process (Seminar)

Selected Publications

"Trade and Political, Military, and Economic Relations" (co-authored with Christopher S. Magee), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Volume 18, Issue 1 2012, Article 4

"Openness and Internal Conflict" (co-authored with Christopher S. Magee) Journal of Peace Research, (2011), 48 (1), 59-72

"Anatomy of Failure: Bush's Decision-Making Process and the Iraq War" (co-authored with David Mitchell), Foreign Policy Analysis (2009) 5, 265-286

"Fair Division, Adjusted Winner Procedure, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 44, no. 3, June 2000

"The Theory of Moves and the Persian Gulf War" in Murray Wolfson, editor, The Political Economy of War and Peace, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998

"The War Process: Military and Diplomatic Dimensions during the Cold War, International Interactions,Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 1997

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Obama's Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring" (co-authored with David Mitchell) International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2012, San Diego, CA

"Making Sense of the Arab Spring" (co-authored with John Doces) International Studies Association Annual Meeting, April 2012, San Diego, CA

"Prospect Theory and U.S. Decision to Invade Iraq (2003)" Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 15-18, 2009

"The Bush Decision-Making Process and Iraq War Planning" (co-authored with David Mitchell) International Studies Association Annual Meeting, March 2008, San Francisco, CA

"Trade Openness and Internal Conflict" (co-authored with Chris Magee) International Studies Association Annual Meeting, March 2008, San Francisco, CA

BOOK PROJECT

Prospect Theory, Decision Making and War (Book manuscript project: a compilation of conference papers on prospect theory)

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