B.A. 1987, Wisconsin; M.A. 1989, Princeton; Ph.D. 1992, Harvard.
NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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Areas of Research/Interest: International relations; political economy; international organization; peacekeeping.
About Me: I am an associate professor in the Wilf Family Department of Politics. My research falls into two broad categories: 1) international organization and 2) peacekeeping. In the former area I have worked most recently on international courts and adjudication. I have recently completed a paper with my colleagues Leslie Johns and Peter Rosendorff and we are in the process of writing a book on the topic. With regard to peacekeeping I am a member of the Peacekeeping Working Group, generously funded by the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden. I have most recently completed a paper with Ernest Sergenti that uses matching techniques to assess the causal efficacy of UN peacekeeping in prolonging periods of postwar peace and in shortening wars. I am the director of the International Relations major, an honors-only major that focuses on social science techniques for understanding international relations. I spend most of my teaching time running the senior thesis writing seminar for the IR major. I also occasionally teach the graduate IR core course, undergraduate international organization, and a new seminar for the Hamilton Center at NYU on civil wars and international intervention.I am married and have two children (Clara, 12, and Tom, 10)
- Is Enforcement Necessary for Effectiveness? A Model of the International Criminal Regime. International Organization. 60, Fall 2006, 935-67.
- Is There a Broader-Deeper Tradeoff? International Organization. 58, Summer 2004, pp. 459-84.
- Where Do the Peacekeepers Go? With Stephen John Stedman. The International Studies Review, December 2003, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 37-54.
Fellowships/Honors: National Science Foundation Research Grant, with W. Ben Hunt, March 1996-1997; Research Challenge Fund Grant, summer 1994. Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Grant “Wartime and Post-Conflict Experiences in Burundi and Individual Level Survey (with Macartan Humphreys); Folke Bernadotte Academy Research Grant “Preventing Recurrent Civil Conflict,” US Institutes of Peace Research Grant “Wartime and Post-Conflict Experiences in Burundi and Individual Level Survey (with Macartan Humphreys)
External Affiliations: American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Phi Beta Kappa.