This course is an introduction to the analysis of the causes and character of international conflict and cooperation. Theories of international relations are presented and then applied to historical cases to test those theories of international politics and to expand our understanding of the range of possible forms of international behavior.

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Dustin Tingley

Dustin Tingley

Professor of Government, Harvard University

Dustin Tingley is an associate professor of government at Harvard University. He received a PhD in politics from Princeton in 2010 and BA from the University of Rochester in 2001. His research interests include international relations, international political economy, and experimental approaches to political science. Tingley is currently working on new experimental projects on bargaining and books about the domestic politics of US foreign policy and activity-based learning in the social sciences. His research interests also include attitudes towards global climate change and new methods for the statistical analysis of causal mechanisms.

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