My research explores how international institutions influence human and interstate security. I show that international law and organizations help actors give up the use of violence and commit to peace agreements.
international conflict, international conflict management, international institutions, United Nations peacekeeping, international organizations, international peace and security
PSCI 2223 - Introduction to International Relations
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2022
Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and nonstate actors.
PSCI 3183 - International Law
Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Investigates the legal principles and landmark judicial cases that govern relations between countries and other international actors. Explores the development and effectiveness of law on issues such as human rights, war crimes, and the use of military force. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
PSCI 7075 - Scope and Methods of Political Science
Introduces students to research design, with a subsequent focus on professional development. Students learn about different styles of research, central methodological points surrounding (and differentiating) these styles, and standards for evaluating research, regardless of approach or content.