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Jeffrey S. Lantis

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Updated: 2016

Jeffrey Lantis is Professor of Political Science at The College of Wooster. His research specializations include international security, norms, strategic culture, nuclear nonproliferation, and U.S. and comparative foreign policy analysis. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia, Lantis is author of recent books, including Arms and Influence: U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms (Stanford University Press, 2016), United States Foreign Policy in Action (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and The Life and Death of International Treaties (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is editor of Strategic Culture and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior, Second Edition (Sage/CQ Press, 2013). In addition, Lantis has published numerous academic journal articles and book chapters on international norm contestation, executive decisions and preventive war, strategic culture, and sensitive nuclear technology assistance.

Lantis is past President of the Active Learning in International Affairs (ALIAS) Section of the International Studies Association and co-recipient of the ISA Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award (with Kent Kille and Matthew Krain). He teaches courses including United States Foreign Policy, International Security, Comparative Foreign Policy, War and Peace on Film, Introduction to International Relations, and a seminar on politics and global citizenship. Lantis has served as Visiting Scholar in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Lantis received his Ph.D. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

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