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Paul Fritz

Associate Professor of Political Science


Degrees

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


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, international organization, 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, Terrorism in World Politics, and Nuclear Weapons and International Politics, among other courses. In addition, he has supervised numerous honors thesis projects and independent studies on a wide variety of topics as well as served as an advisor for Model United Nations. Dr. Fritz received the Teacher of the Year award for the Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy, and International Affairs in 2019, Hofstra University's Mentor of the Year award in 2016, and multiple teaching awards as a graduate student at Ohio State. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California before arriving at Hofstra.

Teaching Interests

International Politics, International Security, US Foreign Policy, US National Security & Defense Policy, Terrorism, International Organization

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
PSC 100 DEPT HONORS CANDIDACY: ESSAY Undergraduate
PSC 113 TECH & DEFENSE POLICY Undergraduate
PSC 135 INTERNATNL POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 136 TERRORISM IN WORLD POLITICS Undergraduate
PSC 161 INDEPENDENT READINGS IN PSC Undergraduate
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