Bear F. Braumoeller

Associate Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University

Bear F. Braumoeller is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science. He previously held faculty positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is or has been on the Editorial Boards of five major journals or series, and he is a past Councilor of the Peace Science Society. In the summer of 2016 he will be a Visiting Fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway.

Professor Braumoeller’s research is in the areas of international relations, especially international security, and statistical methodology. His substantive research includes a new book on Great Power politics, The Great Powers and the International System (Cambridge University Press; winner of the 2014 International Studies Association Best Book Award and the 2014 J. David Singer Book Award) as well as various works on international conflict and diplomatic history. He is currently involved in projects on evaluating the end-of-war thesis and on assessing the impact of international institutions on state behavior.


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    Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University