Conflict Resolution

Alphabetical List of Experts on Conflict Resolution

Kevin Cooney
Areas of Expertise:
Terrorism, Security, Strategic Military Issues, Development, Globalization, International Economic Issues, Japanese Politics, China, and East Asian foreign and security policy.
Kevin Cooney is the Director of the Pacific Rim Center at Northwest University, where he holds a dual appointment as both professor of Business and Political Science.  He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books on Asian policy issues; the latest beingJapanese Foreign Policy Since 1945 (M.E. Sharpe, 2007) and The Rise of China and International Security:  America and Asia Respond(Routledge, 2009).  His primary areas of research are in Asian security, terrorism, and the interface of globalization and economic development.  He has often provided television and print commentary for various global media outlets on Asian politics including but not limited to ABC-TV, VOA, Asia Times, and Jornal do Brasil
SpeakingProfessor Cooney is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"The Political Implications of Global Religious Shifts"
"China's Rise in Perspective"
"Economic and Security Issues Surrounding the Opening of the Arctic"
Contact Information:
Phone: (425) 889-5344
Website: Northwest University Faculty Page
Peter D. Feaver
Areas of Expertise:
American foreign policy, the politics of American national security, civil-military relations, the policymaking process
Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author: with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009); with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College(Ten Speed Press, 2008); and with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force(Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001).  He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security.  From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.  He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, blogs at, and is a Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy magazine.
SpeakingProfessor Feaver is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"American Grand Strategy from Bush to Clinton to Bush to Obama"
"Civil-Military Relations and Surge Decisions: Iraq and Afghanistan"
"Getting the Best Out of College"
Contact Information:
Phone: (919) 660-4331
Website: Duke Faculty Page