Andrew O Bennett




Department of Government
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+1 202-687-5800




652 ICC

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W 12:30-2:00


Professor Bennett teaches courses on the American foreign policy process, international relations theory, and qualitative research methods. Professor Bennett has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and he has been a fellow at international relations research centers at Stanford and Harvard Universities. He has written on the U.S. foreign policy process, research methods, alliance burden-sharing, and regional conflicts and peacekeeping. Professor Bennett is the co-author, with Alexander L. George, of "Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences" (MIT Press 2005), which won the Giovanni Sartori Prize for the best book on qualitative methods in 2005, and he is President and co-founder of the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods. He is also the author of Condemned to Repetition? The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of Soviet-Russian Military Interventionism 1973-1996 (MIT Press, 1999). Professor Bennett has served as an advisor on foreign policy issues for several Democratic Presidential candidates since 1984. From 1994-1995, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, he was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Joseph S. Nye Jr. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and the Christian Science Monitor, and he has appeared on National Public Radio, CNN, and Fox News.


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  • PhD (1990) Harvard, Public Policy


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