Institution where doctorate degree was earned:
University of Maryland
David Andersen grew up in Palo Alto, California where his parents (both CSUS alums) were public school teachers. He attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where he studied with Michael Klare in the Five College Peace and World Security Studies program. He then worked as a researcher and Scoville Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists and was the national chapter coordinator and associate director of Student Pugwash USA. He completed his PhD at the University of Maryland and has previously taught at George Washington University, St. Mary's College of Maryland and Vanderbilt University. In his spare time he runs, welds, and watches too much baseball.
Areas of research and interests:
Foreign Policy Decision Making, Peace and Conflict Studies, Violent Non-State Actors, Colombia, War on Drugs.
American Foreign Policy, Introduction to International Politics, Causes of War, Causes of Peace, American Defense and National Security.
Method and Scope in Political Science, Research Methods in International Studies, United States Foreign Policy, 1945-present.
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