2006 Participants

Xinyuan Dai

Xinyuan Dai is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in 2000 at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, "Compliance without Carrots or Sticks: How International Institutions Influence National Policies," addresses how international institutions facilitate states' compliance with international commitments. Her book, International Institutions and National Policies, is forthcoming in Cambridge University Press. She has also published several articles in leading Political Science journals including American Political Science Review, International Organization, and World Politics. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including those from the United States Institute of Peace, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and a postdoctoral award from Duke University.

Paul F. Diehl

Paul F. Diehl is Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science and University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also serves as Director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Academy as well as Director of the Correlates of War Project, the largest data collection effort on international conflict in the world. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan in 1983 and has held faculty positions at the University of Georgia and SUNY-Albany. His recent books include The Scourge of War (University of Michigan Press, 2004), War and Peace in International Rivalry (University of Michigan Press, 2000), A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict (Vanderbilt University Press, 1999), The Dynamics of Enduring Rivalries (University of Illinois Press, 1998), International Peacekeeping (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994), and Territorial Changes and International Conflict (Routledge, 1992). He is the editor of eleven other books and the author of over one hundred articles on international security matters. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including those from the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, and the Lilly Foundation. He was the 1998 recipient of the Karl Deutsch Award given by the International Studies Association to the leading young scholar on peace and conflict issues. He also received the LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the University of Illinois Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, as well as being a three time winner of the Clarence Berdahl Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction. He is past President of the Peace Science Society (International). His areas of expertise include the causes of war, UN peacekeeping, and international law.

John King Gamble

John King Gamble is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Law at the Pennsylvania State University’s Behrend College. He serves as Coordinator of Honor’s Programs. He also served as Director of the Law of the Sea Institute from 1972-1976 and Head of the Division of Business and the Social Sciences at Behrend College from 1976-1984. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Washington in 1971. His books include Teaching International Law: Approaches and Perspectives (American Society of International Law, 1997), Introduction to Political Science (Prentice-Hall, 1992), Law of the Sea: Neglected Issues (University of Hawaii Press, 1979), Marine Policy: A Comparative Approach (Lexington, 1977), The International Court of Justice: An Analysis of a Failure (Lexington, 1976), Global Marine Attributes (Lippincott/Ballinger, 1974), and Index to Marine Treaties (University of Washington, Division of Marine Resources, 1972). He is the author of over fifty articles and book chapters. He is the recipient of numerous research grants from the Ford Foundation (1971-75; 1989-92, 1994-95; 1996-98), the Office of Naval Research (1975, 1976, 1977), the National Sea Grant Program (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), the National Science Foundation (1980-83), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1983-85). He has also been recognized by the Behrend College Council of Fellows for his excellence in research (1987) and teaching (1988). His areas of expertise include maritime law, the International Court of Justice, and multilateral treaties.

Douglas M. Gibler

Douglas M. Gibler is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University in 1997. He has published eighteen articles and book chapters in leading Political Science journals including Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Peace Research. He has also received numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation and the University of Kentucky. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of international conflict and the international factors that contribute to intrastate conflict and democratic development.

Paul R. Hensel

Paul R. Hensel is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He is also faculty supervisor of the FSU Political Science Student Association, a member of the Correlates of War Advisory Board, and Co-Director of the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Project. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. He has published sixteen journal articles and book chapters in leading outlets such as Journal of Politics, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Studies Quarterly. He is also the recipient of four research grants from the National Science Foundation and Florida State University and the Walter Isard Award for best dissertation in Political Science (1994-1996). His areas of expertise include rivalry, territorial claims, colonial legacies, and militarized conflict.

Adam Irish

Adam Irish is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include international relations and international organizations.

Kelly M. Kadera

Kelly M. Kadera is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. Her research uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes. She has published seven journal articles and book chapters on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace, and democratic survival. Her book, The Power-Conflict Story (2001), won the 2002 award for the Best Book in Conflict Processes from the American Political Science Association and the Walter Isard Award for best dissertation in Political Science (1994-1996). She is also the recipient of several research grants from the National Science Foundation and the University of Iowa.

Brian Lai

Brian Lai is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Emory University in 2001. He has published nine articles in leading Political Science journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. He has received numerous grants and awards from the University of Iowa. His research examines the influence of domestic politics on interstate relations and his areas of expertise include foreign policy, terrorism, militarized conflict, and alliances.

Brett Ashley Leeds

Brett Ashley Leeds is the Albert Thomas Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University. She is also Director of the Alliance Treaty Obligations and Provisions (ATOP) Project. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Emory University in 1998 and held a faculty position at Florida State University. She has published fifteen journal articles and book chapters in reputable journals including American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research. She is also the recipient of three research grants from the National Science Foundation and Florida State University and the Walter Isard Award for best dissertation in Political Science (1996-1998). She was the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University in 2005-06. Her areas of expertise include alliances, international cooperation, and militarized conflict.

Amanda Licht

Amanda Licht is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Iowa. Her research interests include international conflict, military alliances, and democratization.

Bryan W. Marshall

Bryan W. Marshall is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami University (Ohio). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Michigan State University in 1999 and held a faculty position at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He has published fifteen articles and book chapters in reputable Political Science journals including Political Research Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. His book, Rules for War: Procedural Choice in the U.S. House of Representatives, was published by Ashgate Press in 2005. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and Miami University. His areas of expertise include congressional politics, the American presidency, and U.S. foreign policy.

Michaela Mattes

Michaela Mattes is Assistant Professor Political Science at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Rice University in 2006. She is the author of two publications in Conflict Management and Peace Science. She is the recipient of the Dina Zinnes award for the best graduate student paper presented at the International Studies Association annual meeting in 2005. Her areas of expertise include interstate conflict, international organizations, and conflict resolution.

Ronald B Mitchell

Ronald B Mitchell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and a core faculty member of the program in Environmental Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University in 1992. His 1994 book, Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea: Environmental Policy and Treaty Compliance, won the Harold and Margaret Sprout ISA Award for the best book published on environmental issues in 1995. He has published over thirty journal articles and book chapters in leading outlets, including International Organization, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Global Environmental Politics. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the International Studies Association, and the University of Oregon. His areas of expertise include global environmental politics, international organizations, and international relations.

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

Sara McLaughlin Mitchell is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Iowa. She is Co-Director of the Issue Correlates of War Project and a member of the Correlates of War Advisory Board. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Michigan State University in 1997. She has published a dozen journal articles in leading outlets including the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Geography, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. She is the recipient of two major research awards from the National Science Foundation, as well as numerous research grants from the University of Iowa and Florida State University. Her areas of expertise include international conflict, democratic peace, international organizations, conflict management, and the International Court of Justice.

Stephen C. Nemeth

Stephen C. Nemeth is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Iowa. His research interests include environmental resources, interstate conflict, military alliances, and terrorism.

Emilia Justyna Powell

Emilia Justyna Powell is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgia Southern University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Florida State University in 2006. She received her Masters degree in law in 2001 at the University of Nicholas Copernicus in Poland. She has a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Politics. Her areas of expertise include international law, international conflict, human rights, conflict resolution, and European integration.

Brandon C. Prins

Brandon C. Prins is Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Director of Graduate Studies at Texas Tech University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Michigan State University in 1999 and held a faculty position at the University of New Orleans. He has published 23 articles and book chapters in distinguished outlets including Journal of Conflict Resolution, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Journal of Peace Research. He is the recipient of numerous research grants from the University of New Orleans and Texas Tech University. His areas of expertise include international politics, conflict, U.S. foreign policy, political methodology, and military strategy.

Steven B. Rothman

Steven B. Rothman is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Oregon. He serves as the research project manager for the International Environment Agreement Project. His research interests include international environmental politics, interstate cooperation, human rights, security studies, and political methodology.

Nicole Simonelli

Nicole Simonelli is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at New York University in 2006. She is the recipient of the Henry M. MacCraken Fellowship at NYU and a National Science Foundation dissertation research grant. Her areas of expertise include multilateral treaty negotiations, international organizations, international political economy, and international law.

Jana Von Stein

Jana Von Stein is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Faculty Associate at the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. She recently published a paper in the American Political Science Review. Her areas of expertise include international cooperation, international law, human rights, and international organizations.

Doug Stinnett

Doug Stinnett is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. His areas of expertise include international cooperation theory, international institutions, and international economic relations. His current research focuses on the design of regional trade agreements.

Jeffrey Stout

Jeffrey Stout is a doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Iowa. His research interests include foreign and defense policy, military alliances, and asymmetric warfare.

Tatiana V. Vashchilko

Tatiana V. Vashchilko has a master's degree in Economics and is currently a doctoral student in Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a 2006-2007 year fellow of QuaSSI (Quantitative Social Science Initiative) in the Political Science Department (PSU). She serves as a research assistant for the Regional Economic Institutions as Security Institutions project. Her research interests include institutional design, foreign direct investments (FDI), IPE, and formal modeling.

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