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Faculty Image Karen Ruth Adams
Office: Liberal Arts 353,
Phone: 406-243-2461, ext. 1
Email: karen.adams@umontana.edu
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Description:

I teach and write about international relations and international security, and I serve as the faculty advisor to the Montana Model UN high school conference and traveling team.

My research has three streams:

--Developing and using a new framework to measure, explain, and improve human, national, and international security.

--Enhancing the understanding and application of international relations theory, methods, and data.

--Providing opportunities for conversation and collaboration among security policy makers, practitioners, and scholars.

I have published articles and chapters on the causes of war, the political-military effects of the technological offense-defense-deterrence balance, and the causes, conduct, and consequences of the US wars in Kosovo and Iraq.  

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Office Hours:

by appointment

Courses:

  • International Security (PSCI 334)

  • Model United Nations (PSCI 337)

  • Graduate Seminar in International Relations (PSCI 530)

Additional Courses

  • Introduction to International Relations (PSCI 230)

  • American Foreign Policy (PSCI 335)

  • International Law and Organizations (PSCI 433)

Special Offerings

  • Food and Politics, Summer 2005

  • War and Politics in Europe, LSU in Paris, Summer 2003

Education:

Ph.D.   University of California, Berkeley, Political Science, 2000

M.A.     University of California, Berkeley, Political Science, 1989

B.A.      Stanford University, Political Science and Economics, 1986

Selected Publications:

Policy Pieces

Invited Lectures

  • “Measuring Human, National, and International Security,” Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Faculty Colloquium, University of Montana, April 2013.

  • “Teaching Strategic Studies to Undergraduates,” Summer Workshop on Strategic Studies, Philip Merrill Center, Johns Hopkins University, Basin Harbor, Vermont, June 2011.

  • “International Politics and the Emerging International-Political System,” Ho Chi Minh Academy, Hanoi, Vietnam, January 2010.

  • “The Future of the US as a Great Power,” UM College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Salon, Seattle, June 2008.

  • “Lesser Goods in International Relations:  How to Live in and Improve the World as It Is,” Honors Symposium, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, March 2010.

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