Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs Emeritus, University of South Carolina

Harvey Starr's research a interests include theories and methods in the study of international relations, war and international conflict, geopolitics and diffusion analyses, and domestic influences on foreign policy (revolution; democracy), with current research interests in the causes and consequences of failed states. He joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina as the Dag Hammarskjold Professor in International Affairs in 1989 after 17 years at Indiana University. He has served as chair of the Political Science Department at both institutions. He is author or co-author of 18 books and monographs, and over one hundred journal articles and book chapters. His most recent books include The Israeli Conflict System: Analytic Approaches (co-edited 2016, Routledge), and State Failure in the Modern World (co-authored 2016, Stanford University Press). He has served as President of the International Studies Association (2013-14), and President of the Peace Science Society (2000-01). In 2015 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association, “in recognition of scholarly contributions that have fundamentally improved the study of conflict processes.”

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in International Affairs Emeritus, University of South Carolina