Harvey Picker Professor of International Relations
Chair, Department of Political Science
Director, Program in International Relations
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International Relations Theory
Nuclear Proliferation and Counter-proliferation
Philosophy of Social Science
A.B. (Philosophy) Rutgers University, Camden
M.A. (International Relations) Yale University
M.Phil. (Political Science) Yale University
Ph.D. (Philosophy) The Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. (Political Science) Yale University
Explanation and Progress in Security Studies (Stanford University Press, 2014)
Farsi Language edition, Alireza Tayeb, trans. (Teheran, 2010)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
"Science Progress and Pluralism in the Study of International Relations," Millennium: Journal of International Studies. v. 42, n. 2 (2013): 436-66.
"The Impact of Duhemian Principles on Social Science Testing and Progress," in Harold Kincaid (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).
"Research Agenda for the Interdisciplinary Study of Global and Regional Problems,' in Pami Aalto, Vilho Harle and Sami Moisio (eds.) Global and Regional Problems: Towards and Interdisciplinary Study. (London: Ashgate 2011).
"Social Enquiry, Science, and the Study of International Relations," Millennium: Journal of International Studies. vol. 41, 2 (January 2013): 346-366.
"Hypothesis Testing and the Duhem Problem." In Oxford Handbook of Social Science. Edited by Harold Kincaid. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
"Research agenda for the interdisciplinary study of global and regional problems." In Global and Regional Problems: towards an Interdisciplinary Study. Edited by Pami Aalto, Vilho Harle and Sami Moisio (London: Ashgate, 2011).
"Defending Foundations for International Relations Theory," International Theory v. 1
"The Ontological Fallacy: A Rejoinder on the Role of Scientific Realism in International Relations," Review of International Studies v. 35 n.2 (2009): 371-95.
"Conventionalism as an Adequate Basis for Policy-Relevant IR Theory," European Journal of International Relations v 15 n. 1 (March 2009): 157-94.
"Political Science and Peace Focus," Oxford Encyclopedia of Peace. Edited by Nigel Young. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
"International Relations, Paleontology and Scientific Progress: Parallels between Democratic Peace Studies and the Meteor-Extinction Hypothesis.’ International Studies Perspectives (May 2008).
"Methodological Pluralism and The Limits of Naturalism in the Study of Politics." In Theory and Evidence. Edited by Richard Ned Lebow and Mark Lichbach (New York: Palgrave, 2007).
"Scientific Realism, Critical Realism, and International Relations Theory," Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35 (March 2007): 402-408.
"The Study of Democratic Peace and Progress in International Relations," International Studies Review v. 4 n. 3 (April 2004).
"Scientific Realism as a Meta-Theory of International Relations," International Studies Quarterly v. 46 n. 2 (June 2002): 189-207.
"International Security Organizations," Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (Copenhagen:
UNESCO and Danish Institute of International Affairs: 2000).
"Arms Control, European Security and the Future of the Western Alliance," Strategic Review
v. 20, n. 1 (Winter 1992).
"Can NATO Outlive the USSR?: The Decline of the Military Threat and the Foundations of
the Atlantic Alliance," International Relations v. 11, n. 1 (March 1992).
"Ending the Cold War: The Impact of the US Military Buildup on the Soviet Retreat,"
International Affairs - Chatham House (January 1991). (download pdf)
"Start or Finish? Crossroads in U.S. Strategic Policy," Defense Analysis v. 6, n. 3 (Sept 1990).
"Fundamental Deterrence and Mutual Security Beyond START." Coauthored with Jan Kalicki
and Eric Mlyn (USA) and Sergei Federenko, Andrei Kortunov and Alexander Pisarev
(USSR) in Mutual Security: a New Approach to Soviet-American Relations,
Edited by Richard Smoke and Andrei Kortunov (New York: St. Martin's, 1990).
"Stability and Alliance Coherence: The Effects of Minimum Deterrence on Targeting and
Extended Deterrence," Journal of Conflict Resolution v. 34, n. 1 (March 1990).
"Improving Conventional Stability in Europe: Opportunities and Challenges for the Bush
Administration," International Relations v. 9, n. 5 (May 1989).
"Negotiating Security and Disarmament in Europe," International Affairs - Chatham House
v. 60, n. 3 (Summer 1984).
The Soviet Media and Prospects for Arms Control. Oslo: Norwegian Institute for
International Affairs, 1982 NUPI/n. 280.
"Leibniz's Principle of the Identity of Indiscernibles," The Philosophical Quarterly v. 31 n. 123 (April 1981).
Reprinted in Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Critical Assessments Volume 3, Philosophy
of Science, Logic, and Language. Edited by Roger S. Woolhouse (London and New York:
"The Obstinance of Evil," Mind v. 89 n. 354 (April 1980).
"Goldman on Epistemic Conjunction," Analysis v.30 n. 1 (January 1980).
Colgate University, Harvey Picker Professor of International Relations 2007-present
Department of Political Science 1986-present
Chair, Department of Political Science 2009-11
Yale University, Visiting Professor of Political Science Spring 2009
Brown University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Wesleyan University, Visiting Assistant Professor of Government, Autumn 1984
Yale University Acting Instructor, 1985
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Visiting Instructor, Spring 1979
Watson Institute, Brown University
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
International Institute of Strategic Studies
International Studies Association
American Political Science Association
Kaiser Fraser Owners Club
Colgate University Club Baseball Team
International Jack Benny Fan Club
Empire United Fencing Club
Interests: Agility training with partner, Monty the Dog
Below is Monty's full agility record to date, preceded by photographs of his cousin Festiniog Say Goodnight Gracie, his uncle Royal Mark Patrick and his aunt, Royal Mark Lady Lydia
Gracie Starts Her Training
A Patriotic Moment as Gracie Celebrates the Fourth
Monty assists in lecturer Gracie "bones" up on her Einstein
Royal Mark Patrick... Known in Hip-Hop circles as "Da Grand Bunnymaster P"
Monty practicing doing what he does best The "Red Rocket"
Below: Monty flies to a second place finish*
Below: Monty's First Course Completion (later revoked)
Susque Nango 26 August 2006 Mayflower 12 June 2007
*Qualification and second place revoked -- a travesty of justice -- because Monty was entered in a
HIGHER jump height class than he should have been... the AKC changed the height class for dogs his size
since his previous competition. He ran a course with bars higher than he should have, based on the new rules.
Below: We display Monty's prize* Below: Monty basks in his Second Place ribbon*
his very next trial after his trauma of the revoked ribbons at the largest AKC event of the year.
--- with a first place finish and a perfect run (score =100) ,
5 August 2007 at the Central New York Shetland
Sheepdog Club Trials. It was the fastest time in his class
or the next class above him.
Complete agility trials record of Royal Mark Montmorency J Littledog, JNP