Erik Gartzke is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California, San Diego, where he has been a member of the research faculty since 2007.  Previous permanent faculty positions include Columbia University in the City of New York (2000 to 2007) and the Pennsylvania State University (1997 to 2000).  He has held temporary positions at Dartmouth University, the Ecole des Affaires Internationales (Sciences Po), the Naval Postgraduate School, UC Santa Barbara and at the University of Essex.  Dr. Gartzke received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1997. 

 Professor Gartzke’s research focuses on war, peace and international institutions.  His interests include nuclear security, the liberal peace, alliances, uncertainty and war, deterrence theory, and the evolving technological nature of interstate conflict.  He has written on cyberwar, trade and conflict, and the effects of economic development, system structure and climate change on war.  Dr. Gartzke’s research has been published in numerous academic journals and edited volumes.

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Erik Gartzke
Professor Political Science
University of California, San Diego