I am a Professorial Lecturer at American University where I focus on International Order, Great Power Politics, and Diplomacy. My dissertation research investigated the motivation for, and political consequences of, state violations of diplomatic practice. I am currently designing and playtesting a cyber wargame system as part of a project funded by the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at Berkeley. I have also begun work on a large research project that compares the Great Power treaty-systems of the 19th century with those of today. In addition to these projects I have a number of articles under review or in development regarding diplomatic practice, symbolic diplomacy, coercive diplomacy, and great power conferences. I have been published in Time, The Independent, and US World News & Report. At AU I teach classes on Great Power Politics, Diplomatic Practice, International Security, and Global History.