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Jeffrey S. Lantis Biographical Information

Updated: 2020

Lantis is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Global and International Studies Program at The College of Wooster. A prolific author, Lantis has published fifteen books and dozens of research articles on foreign policy analysis, nuclear non-proliferation, and critical constructivism. He is also internationally recognized for his commitment to active teaching and learning.

Lantis’ research specializations include international security, norms, strategic culture, nuclear nonproliferation, and foreign policy analysis. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar in Australia, Lantis is author of recent books, including Foreign Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship (University of Michigan Press, 2019), Arms and Influence: U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms (Stanford University Press, 2016), and United States Foreign Policy in Action (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). He is editor of Strategic Culture and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Teaching International Relations (Edward Elgar, 2021) and 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, party factionalism and foreign policy, strategic culture, and sensitive nuclear technology assistance. He also serves as co-editor of the ISA flagship journal International Studies Perspectives from 2020-2025.

Lantis has also been recognized for his work on pedagogy and active teaching and learning. He is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award from the Active Learning in International Affairs (ALIAS) Section of the International Studies Association (ISA). He is the Chair of the ISA’s Innovative Pedagogy Conference initiative and has designed and led a series of conferences linked to ISA regional meetings. He is also the 2010 co-recipient of the ISA Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award (with Kent Kille and Matthew Krain). Lantis 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 technology, politics, and society

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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