George E Shambaugh


Associate Professor


Faculty - SFS
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Dr. George E. Shambaugh, IV is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Government in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and former Chairman of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. Dr. Shambaugh received a B.A. in Government and Physics from Oberlin College; and a M.I.A. in International Affairs, and a M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

His research and teaching focus on topics of international politics, foreign policy, international political economy, and the environment. He is the author of States, Firms, and Power: Successful Sanctions in US Foreign Policy, co-author of The Art of Policymaking: Tools, Techniques, and Processes in the Modern Executive Branch, co-editor of Anarchy and the Environment: The International Politics of Common Pool Resources, and co-editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in American Foreign Policy. His articles have appeared in a range of journals including the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, Review of International Studies, ASAP, International Politics, Environmental Politics, International Interactions, and Security Dialogue.

He has received grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the Oberlin Alumni Foundation, and has been a MacArthur Foundation and Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Fellow.


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  • Ph.D. (1992) Columbia University, Political Science/International Relations
  • M. Phil. (1989) Columbia University, Political Science
  • Masters of International Affairs (1987) Columbia University, International Affairs
  • BA (1985) Oberlin College, Government & Physics


  • French (speak, read)