Global Scholar in Residence: Dr. Patrick James

Dr. Patrick James will be on the campus of Westminster College November 4-6 through the Churchill Institute’s Global Scholar in Residence program. James will be the first Global Scholar in Residence on campus this semester, following Jason Miko’s visit as the semester’s first Global Leader in Residence. James, dubbed this semester’s first Global Scholar in Residence, is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California (PhD, University of Maryland, College Park). James specializes in comparative and international politics. His interests at the international level include the causes, processes and consequences of conflict, crisis and war. With regard to domestic politics, his interests focus on Canada, most notably with respect to the constitutional dilemma.

James will be visiting with classes, meeting with student leaders, and act as a resource on campus during his visit to the College. James is the author of 18 books and over 120 articles and book chapters. Among his honors and awards are the Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Milton R. Merrill Chair from Political Science at Utah State University, the Lady Davis Professorship of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Thomas Enders Professorship in Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary, the Senior Scholar award from the Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC, the Eaton Lectureship at Queen’s University in Belfast, the Quincy Wright Scholar Award from the Midwest International Studies Association (ISA), the Beijing Foreign Studies University Eminent Scholar and the Eccles Professor of the British Library. He is a past president of the Midwest ISA and the Iowa Conference of Political Scientists.

James has been Distinguished Scholar in Foreign Policy Analysis for the ISA, 2006-07, and Distinguished Scholar in Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration for ISA, 2009-10. He served as President, 2007-09, of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, and Vice-President (2008-09) of the ISA. He will be President of the International Council for Canadian Studies in 2011-13. James also served a five-year term as Editor of International Studies Quarterly.

For more information on the Global Leaders in Residence program and Dr. James’s visit, please contact Dr. Kurt Jefferson, Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives and Director of the Churchill Institute for Global Engagement.

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