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Paul B. Fritz

Associate Professor of Political Science


Degrees

PHD, 2006, Ohio State Univ Columbus; MA, 2002, Ohio State Univ Columbus; BA, 1997, Ohio State Univ Columbus


Bio

Paul Fritz (B.A. University of Dayton, 1997; Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2006) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Fritz specializes in international politics, security studies, and U.S. foreign and defense policy. Dr. Fritz has published in the Journal of Politics, International Interactions, Foreign Policy Analysis and other venues on alliance formation, democratic imposition, and UN Security Council reform, among other issues. He also co-edited a volume on the foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration. Currently, Dr. Fritz’s main research project examines how defeated states respond to war-ending settlements, with application to Russia in the post-Cold War era.

Dr. Fritz teaches International Politics, American Foreign Policy, Technology and Defense Policy, and Terrorism in World Politics. In addition, he has supervised numerous honors thesis projects and independent studies on a wide variety of topics and served as academic advisor for Hofstra’s Model United Nations conference. Dr. Fritz received the Mentor of the Year award at Hofstra University in 2016 as well as multiple teaching awards as a graduate student at Ohio State. He was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California before arriving at Hofstra.

Teaching Interests

International Politics, US Foreign Policy, US Defense Policy, Terrorism, United Nations

Research Interests

International Politics, International Relations Theory, Security Studies, International Organization, Postwar Stability, Democratization / Imposed Democracy, Alliance Formation, US Foreign Policy

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
INTD 003A HOFSTRA MODEL UN Undergraduate
PPPS 150A PERSPECTIVES ON 2016 ELECTN Undergraduate
PSC 100 HONORS ESSAY Undergraduate
PSC 113 TECH & DEFENSE POLICY Undergraduate
PSC 134 AMER FOREIGN POLICY Undergraduate
PSC 135 INTERNATNL POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 136 TERRORISM IN WORLD POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 152A SEMINAR: TERRORISM Undergraduate
PSC 152B SEM: UN RESEARCH Undergraduate
PSC 161 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSC Undergraduate
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