Current Courses
I teach two courses at Duke in Fall 2021. Course descriptions are below, and syllabi are available upon request.

FALL 2021

POLSCI 362: INTERNATIONAL SECURITY | Undergraduate

 

The various causes, processes and impacts of international conflict in contemporary international affairs. Topics include: causes of war; factors that make international conflict more or less likely; domestic politics of international security; impacts of scientific and technological developments; ethical arguments and beliefs associated with the use of violence; contemporary and non-traditional security threats. No formal prerequisite, but Political Science 160 recommended. 

POLSCI 668S: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY | Graduate

Analysis and criticism of the recent theoretical, empirical, statistical, and case study literature on international security. This course examines promising areas of current and future political science research in security studies. Topics include: dynamics of international conflict; alternatives to the use of force; and domestic politics of international security. Aimed at graduate students but open to undergraduates.