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Ashley Leeds
Professor
Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:leeds@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Political Science (1991) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ph.D. Political Science (1998) Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Websites
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 Alliance Treaty Obligations and Provisions Project Website
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Research Areas
 International Relations
 
Teaching Areas
 International Relations
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Chiba, Daina, Jesse C. Johnson, and Brett Ashley Leeds "Careful Commitments: Democratic States and Alliance Design." Journal of Politics, 77 (2015) : 968-982.

 
 

Johnson, Jesse C., Brett Ashley Leeds, and Ahra Wu "Capability, Credibility, and Extended General Deterrence." International Interactions, 41 (2015) : 309-336.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley "A Brief Reflection on Conversations About Security." Journal of Global Security StudiesIn Press

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley and Jesse C. Johnson "Theory, Data, and Deterrence: A Response to Kenwick, Vasquez, and Powers." Journal of PoliticsIn Revision

 
 

Mattes, Michaela, Brett Ashley Leeds, and Naoko Matsumura "Measuring Change in Source of Leader Support: The CHISOLS Dataset." Journal of Peace ResearchIn Press

 
 

Mattes, Michaela, Brett Ashley Leeds, and Royce Carroll "Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change: Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations. ." International Studies Quarterly, 59 (2015) : 280-290.

 
 

Mattes, Michaela, Brett Ashley Leeds, and Royce Carroll "Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change: Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations. ." International Studies Quarterly, 59 (2015) : 280-290.

 
 

Fang, Songying, Jesse C. Johnson, and Brett Ashley Leeds "To Concede or To Resist? The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." International Organization, 68 (2014) : 775-809.

 
 

Johnson, Jesse C. and Brett Ashley Leeds. 2011.  Defense Pacts: A Prescription for Peace?  Foreign Policy Analysis  7 (1): 45-65.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley, Michaela Mattes, and Jeremy S. Vogel. 2009.  Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments.  American Journal of Political Science 53 (2): 461-476.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley, Michaela Mattes, and Jeremy S. Vogel. 2009.  Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments.  American Journal of Political Science 53 (2): 461-476.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley, Michaela Mattes, and Jeremy S. Vogel. 2009.  Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments.  American Journal of Political Science 53 (2): 461-476.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley, Michaela Mattes, and Jeremy S. Vogel. 2009.  Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments.  American Journal of Political Science 53 (2): 461-476.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley, Michaela Mattes, and Jeremy S. Vogel. 2009.  Interests, Institutions, and the Reliability of International Commitments.  American Journal of Political Science 53 (2): 461-476.

 
 

Brett Ashley Leeds and Burcu Savun "Terminating Alliances: Why do States Abrogate Agreements?." Journal of Politics, 69 (2007) : 1118-1132.

 
 

Brett Ashley Leeds and Michaela Mattes "Alliance Politics During the Cold War: Aberration, New World Order, or Continuation of History?." Conflict Management and Peace Science, 24 (2007) : 183-199.

 
 

Brett Ashley Leeds and Andrew G. Long "Trading For Security: Military Alliances and Economic Agreements." Journal of Peace Research, 43 (2006) : 433-451.

 
 Leeds, Brett Ashley and Sezi Anac. 2005. Alliance Institutionalization and Alliance Performance. International Interactions 31 (3): 183-202
 
 

Brett Ashley Leeds "Alliance Reliability in Times of War: Explaining State Decisions to Violate Treaties." International Organization, 57 (2003) : 801-827.

 
 

Brett Ashley Leeds "Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." American Journal of Political Science, 47 (2003) : 427-439.

 
 

Brett Leeds, Jeffrey M. Ritter, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Andrew G. Long "Alliance Treaty Obligations and Provisions, 1815-1944." International Interactions, 28 (2002)

 
 Book chapters
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley "Why Do States Sign Alliances? ." Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2015)

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley and T. Clifton Morgan.  2010.  Alliances and Arms: The Quest for Security. In The International Studies Encyclopedia, Robert A. Denemark, ed.  Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 66-81.

 
 Leeds, Brett Ashley. 2005. Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes. In New Directions in International Relations, Alex Mintz and Bruce Russett, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 117-134.
 
 Book reviews
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley.  2009.  Review of Punishing the Prince: A Theory of Interstate Relations, Political Institutions, and Leader Change by Fiona McGillivray and Alastair Smith.  Journal of Politics 71 (4): 1597-9.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley.  2009.  Review of Warring Friends: Alliance Restraint in International Politics by Jeremy Pressman.  Perspectives on Politics 7: 448-9.

 
 

Leeds, Brett Ashley.  2009.  The Design and Performance of Regional Institutions.  (Review of Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Perspective edited by Amitav Acharya and Alastair Iain Johnston.)  International Studies Review 11: 386-8.

 
 Other
 

Brett Ashley Leeds and Saadia Pekkanen "Diversity in the International Studies Profession." International Studies Perspectives, 9 (Novmeber 2008) : 442-444.

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

Non-presenting co-author.  "Domestic Politics and the Termination of Economic Sanctions." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. (September 3-6, 2015) With Michaela Mattes

 
 

Presenter.  "Domestic Politics and the Termination of Economic Sanctions." ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference, Springfield, MA. (October 8-10, 2015) With Michaela Mattes

 
 

Non-presenting co-author.  "Interests, Institutions, and Foreign Policy Change." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 18-21, 2015) With Michaela Mattes

 
 Invited Papers
 

Invited paper contributor, presenter, and discussant.  "Premature Alliance Termination: Explaining Decisions to Abrogate or Renegotiate Existing Alliances." Shambaugh Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (October 12-14, 2006) With Burcu Savun

 
 

"Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." New Directions in Alliance Research, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (April 26, 2003)

 
 

"Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Gilman Conference on New Directions in International Relations, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (February 22, 2003)

 
 Invited Talks
 

Invited Speaker.  "Careful Commitments: Democratic States and Alliance Design." MIRTH Colloquium, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California. (November 17, 2014) With Daina Chiba and Jesse Johnson

 
 

Invited Speaker.  "Careful Commitments: Democratic States and Alliance Design

 ." International Relations Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. (September 9, 2014) With Daina Chiba and Jesse Johnson

 
 

Invited Speaker.  "Careful Commitments:  Democratic States and Alliance Design.." Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University, (April 19, 2013) With Jesse C. Johnson, Daina Chiba

 
 

Invited Speaker.  "Careful Commitments:  Democratic States and Alliance Design.." Seminar on International Relations, Northern Illinois University, (September 19, 2013) With Jesse C. Johnson, Daina Chiba

 
 

Invited Speaker.  "Careful Commitments:  Democratic States and Alliance Design.." Pi Sigma Alpha Induction Lecture, University at Buffalo, (April 22, 2013) With Jesse C. Johnson, Daina Chiba

 
 

invited speaker.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." Browne Center Speaker Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (February 9, 2012) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

invited speaker.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." Workshop on Conflict, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (November 30, 2012) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

invited speaker.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." Virginia International Security Colloquium, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (February 10, 2012) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

invited speaker.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." Center for the Study of Democratic Performance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. (September 28, 2012) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

"Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency: The Reliability of Democratic Commitments." Harvard University International Law and International Relations Seminar, Cambridge, MA. (November 19, 2008) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy S. Vogel

 
 

"Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency: The Reliability of Democratic Commitments." University of Texas Department of Political Science, Austin, Texas. (April 11, 2008) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy S. Vogel

 
 

Invited Speaker.  "Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency." University of Chicago Program on International Politics Economics, and Security (PIPES), Chicago, Illinois. (February 15, 2007) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy Vogel

 
 

"Premature Alliance Termination: Explaining Decisions to Abrogate or Renegotiate Existing Alliances." University of California-Los Angeles Workshop in International Relations, Los Angeles, CA. (May 5, 2006) With Burcu Savun

 
 

"Premature Alliance Termination: Explaining Decisions to Abrogate or Renegotiate Existing Alliances." Pennsylvania State University, Department of Political Science, State College, PA. (February 17, 2006) With Burcu Savun

 
 

lead author.  "Premature Alliance Termination: Explaining Decisions to Abrogate or Renegotiate Existing Alliances." Workshop in International Relations, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. (November 15, 2005) With Burcu Savun

 
 

lead author.  "Premature Alliance Termination: Explaining Decisions to Abrogate or Renegotiate Existing Alliances." Department of Political Science, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA. (November 18, 2005) With Burcu Savun

 
 

first author.  "You Can Count on Me? Democracy and Alliance Reliability." Martin Colloquium Speaker Series, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. (April 2, 2004) With Jennifer Gigliotti-Labay

 
 

"Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Columbia University International Politics Seminars, Columbia University, New York, New York. (April 7, 2003)

 
 

"Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Emerging Trends in International Relations Lecture Series, Rutgers University, Rutgers University, East Brunswick, New Jersey. (April 8, 2003)

 
 

"Alliances and the Expansion and Escalation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Department of Political Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. (January 31, 2003)

 
 

"You Can Count on Me? Democracy and Alliance Reliability." International Relations Research Seminar, Princeton University, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. (December 2, 2003) With Brett Ashley Leeds and Jennifer Gigliotti-Labay

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Security in the New Global Economy Speaker Series, Mershon Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (February 22, 2002)

 
 Lectures
 

"Alliances and the Escalation, Expansion, and Outcome of Militarized Interstate Disputes." Peace Science Society, Tucson, Arizona. (November 1-3, 2002)

 
 Other
 

Discussant.  "Interstate Coalitions: Conflict With Cooperation in the International System." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (September 2, 2011)

 
 

"Journeys in World Politics Featured Senior Scholar." Journeys in World Politics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (March 9-11, 2006)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of International Disputes." Peace Science Society, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 28, 2001)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Disputes." Invited Talk, Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. (November 15, 2001)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Disputes." Invited Talk, New Research in International Relations Speaker Series, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. (April 30, 2001)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Disputes." Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 21, 2001)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Disputes." American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California. (August 30, 2001)

 
 

"Do Alliances Deter Aggression? The Influence of Military Alliances on the Initiation of Militarized Disputes." Invited Talk, Program on Foreign Policy Decision Making, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (October 4, 2001)

 
 

"The Price of Security: Military Alliances and Trade Agreements." American Political Science Association, San Francisco, California. (September 1, 2001) With Brett Ashley Leeds and Andrew G. Long

 
 

"The Price of Security: Military Alliances and Trade Agreements." Peace Science Society, Atlanta, Georgia. (October 27, 2001) With Brett Ashley Leeds and Andrew G. Long

 
 Panelist
 

Roundtable Participant.  "34 Ways to Say International Relations: The Teaching, Research, and International Policy Project’s 2014 Worldwide Faculty Survey." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 18-21, 2015)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "How to be a Good Mentee." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. (August 28-31, 2014)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "Professional Development Café:  Gender/Family Issues and Academia." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 18-21, 2015)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "Roundtable for Quincy Wright Award Recipient Sara Mitchell." ISA-Midwest Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. (November 20-22, 2015)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "Roundtable on Women and Academic Life." ISA-Midwest Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO. (November 20-22, 2015)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "The Future of Academic Associations

 ." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 18-21, 2015)

 
 

Roundtable Participant.  "Building a Career in a Gendered Discipline:  Advice on Publication and Tenure." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 2-5, 2013)

 
 

presenter.  "Careful Commitments:  Democratic States and Alliance Design.." Annual Meeting of the Peace Science Society, Knoxville, TN. (October 25, 2013) With Jesse C. Johnson, Daina Chiba

 
 

non-presenting co-author.  "Careful Commitments:  Democratic States and Alliance Design.." Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 11-14, 2013) With Jesse C. Johnson, Daina Chiba

 
 

Presenter.  "Domestic Political Interests, Leadership Change, and International Cooperation." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 2-5, 2013) With Naoko Matsumura

 
 

Discussant.  "East Asian Security." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 2-5, 2013)

 
 

Discussant.  "Scientific Study of International Processes Poster Session." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 2-5, 2013)

 
 

presenter.  "Capability, Credibility, and Extended General Deterrence." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 30-September 2, 2012) With Jesse C. Johnson and Ahra Wu

 
 

Presenter.  "Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change:  Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations." Peace Science Society Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA. (October 26-27, 2012) With Royce Carroll and Michaela Mattes

 
 

presenter.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (April 1-4, 2012) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

presenter.  "To Concede or To Resist?  The Restraining Effect of Military Alliances." American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA. (September 3, 2011) With Songying Fang and Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Contemporary Coalition Warfare." International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 17-20, 2010)

 
 

co-author.  "Defense Pacts: A Prescription for Peace?." International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 17-20, 2010) With Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

co-author.  "Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change: Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations." American Political Science Association, Washington DC. (September 2-5, 2010) With Royce Carroll and Michaela Mattes

 
 

Discussant.  "Bias and Neutrality in International and Civil Conflicts." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, NY. (February 2009)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Data and Measurement in International Conflict." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, NY. (February, 2009)

 
 

"Defense Pacts: A Prescription for Peace?." Annual Meeting of the Peace Science Society, Chapel Hill, NC. (November 21, 2009) With Jesse C. Johnson

 
 

presenter.  "Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency: The Reliability of Democratic Commitments." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (March 26-29, 2008) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy S. Vogel

 
 

Panel Discussant.  "IGO's as Observers, Mediators, or Even Instigators." International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois. (March 2, 2007)

 
 

Paper Presenter.  "Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency." International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois. (March 1, 2007) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy Vogel

 
 

paper presenter.  "Alliance Politics During the Cold War: Aberration, New World Order, or Continuation of History?." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 31-September 3) With Michaela Mattes

 
 

Panel Discussant.  "The Mouse that Roared: Domestic Politics and the Use of Force." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 22-25, 2006)

 
 

panelist.  "The Status of Women in ISA." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 22-25, 2006)

 
 

panelist.  "Women's Organizations Within ISA." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (March 22-25, 2006)

 
 

lead author.  "Alliance Politics During the Cold War: Aberration, New World Order, or Continuation of History?." Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 7-10, 2005) With Michaela Mattes

 
 

lead author.  "Alliance Politics During the Cold War: Aberration, New World Order, or Continuation of History?." Jan Tinbergen Peace Science Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (June 27-29, 2005) With Michaela Mattes

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Analysis of International Treaties: Major Research Projects." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC. (September 1-4, 2005)

 
 

lead author.  "Institutions, Leadership Change and Foreign Policy Consistency." Annual Meeting of the Peace Science Society, Iowa City, Iowa. (November 4-6, 2005) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy Vogel

 
 

lead author.  "Institutions, Leadership Change, and Foreign Policy Consistency." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC. (September 1-4, 2005) With Michaela Mattes and Jeremy Vogel

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Models of Conflict and War." Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 7-10, 2005)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Strategies for Modern War." Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 7-10, 2005)

 
 

first author.  "Alliance Institutionalization and Alliance Performance." International Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (March 17-21, 2004) With Sezi Anac

 
 

Discussant.  "Evaluating the Durability of Peaceful Conflict Outcomes." American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 15-18, 2004)

 
 

Discussant.  "International Commitment." Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 15-18, 2004)

 
 

Discussant.  "Recent Research on Territory, War, Conflict, and Peace." International Studies Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (March 17-21, 2004)

 
 

first author.  "The Way We Were: Explaining Decisions to Terminate Alliances." Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 15-18, 2004) With Burcu Savun

 
 

Discussant.  "The Interactions of States, Civil Societies, and International Organizations." Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. (April 17, 2003)

 
 

paper presenter.  "You Can Count on Me? Democracy and Alliance Reliability." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August 30, 2003) With Brett Ashley Leeds and Jennifer Gigliotti-Labay

 
 

"Alliance Reliability in Times of War: Explaining State Decisions to Violate Treaties." Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (April 25-28, 2002)

 
 

"Alliance Reliability in Times of War: Explaining State Decisions to Violate Treaties." International Studies Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 24-27, 2002)

 
 

"Alliances and the Escalation, Expansion, and Outcome of Militarized Interstate Disputes." American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts. (Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2002)

 
 Session Chair
 

Panel Chair.  "NGOs in International Cooperation." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. (September 3-6, 2015)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Predicting and Managing Civil Wars and Rebellions." ISSS-ISAC Joint Annual Conference, Springfield, MA. (October 8-10, 2015)

 
 

Panel Chair.  "New Directions in Alliance Politics." Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. (August 28-31, 2014)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Alliances & Coalitions:  Coordination and Commitment." Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (April 2-5, 2013)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Audience Costs." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 30-September 2, 2012)

 
 

Panel Chair.  "Current Directions in Alliance Research." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 30-September 2, 2012)

 
 

"International Treaties and Credible Commitments in International Relations." International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA. (March 26-29, 2008)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Domestic Politics and Compliance with International Agreements." American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (September 1, 2007)

 
 

Roundtable Chair.  "Experiences of People of Color in the International Studies Classroom." International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois. (February 28, 2007)

 
 

Panel chair and discussant.  "Designing Security Institutions." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 20-24, 2006)

 
 

Panel chair and discussant.  "New Historical Data on Armed Conflict." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (August 31-September 3)

 
 

Panel Chair and Discussant.  "Theorizing the Politics of Coalitions." International Studies Association, San Diego, CA. (March 22-25, 2006)

 
 Workshops
 

Task Force Participant.  "APSA Task Force on Negotiation in International Relations." Harvard University, (May 10-12, 2013)

 
 

Workshop Participant, Presenter.  "Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change:  Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations." The International Politics of Autocracies Workshop, Rice University, Houston, TX. (May 4-5, 2012) With Royce Carroll and Michaela Mattes

 
Editorial Positions
 Associate Editor, American Journal of Political Science. (2013 - 2013)

 Associate Editor, American Journal of Political Science. (2012 - 2012)

 Other, National Science Foundation. (2013 - 2013)

 Other, National Science Foundation. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2009 - 2009)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2009 - 2009)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2009 - 2009)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2008 - 2008)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2010 - 2010)

 Associate Editor, American Journal of Political Science. (2011 - 2011)

 Associate Editor, American Journal of Political Science. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Review. (2015 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Organization. (2015 - 2017)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Interactions. Taylor and Francis. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Interactions. Taylor and Francis. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Global Security Studies. (2015 - 2016)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Interactions. Taylor and Francis. (2013 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Interactions. Taylor and Francis. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Foreign Policy Analysis. Wiley Blackwell. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Interactions. Taylor and Francis. (2011 - 2011)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Politics. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2010 - 2010)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2005 - 2005)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2006 - 2006)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2007 - 2007)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Innovations in the Study of World Politics Series. Lexington Books. (2004 - 2004)

 Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly. Blackwell Publishing. (2006 - 2006)

 Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly. Blackwell Publishing. (2008 - 2008)

 Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly. Blackwell Publishing. (2005 - 2005)

 Associate Editor, International Studies Quarterly. Blackwell Publishing. (2007 - 2007)

 Other, National Science Foundation. (2008 - 2008)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Elizabeth Naser, M.A. Israeli Intervention and Violence in Lebanon, 1968-1985. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Andrew G. Long, Ph.D. Rational Expectations, Conflict, and International Trade. (2003) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Andrew G. Long, Ph.D. Rational Expectations, Conflict, and International Trade. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Andrew G. Long, Ph.D. Rational Expectations, Conflict, and International Trade. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Rosa Sandoval-Bustos, Ph.D. Explaining the Commercial Peace: Costs, Information, and Signaling. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Michaela Mattes, Ph.D. The Design of Peace Treaties and the Recurrence of Conflict. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Burcu Savun, Ph.D. Who Are the Mediators?. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Burcu Savun, Ph.D. The Effects of Issue Salience on International Conflict. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Michaela Mattes, Ph.D. The Design of Peace Treaties and the Recurrence of Conflict. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Rosa Sandoval-Bustos, Ph.D. Explaining the Commercial Peace: Costs, Information, and Signaling. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Michaela Mattes, Ph.D. Falling to Peaces: Conciliatory Agreements and the Durability of Peace. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Burcu Savun, Ph.D. Information, Bias, and Mediation Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Mediation of International Conflicts. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Rosa Sandoval-Bustos, Ph.D. Explaining the Commercial Peace: Costs, Information, and Signaling. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Michaela Mattes, Ph.D. Falling to Peaces: Conciliatory Agreements and the Durability of Peace. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Burcu Savun, Ph.D. The Type of Mediators: Explaining the Effects of Who Mediates International Crises. (2006) (Thesis Director)

 Valentin Krustev, Ph.D. Bargaining and Economic Coercion: The Threat, Imposition, and Effectiveness of Sanctions. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Valentin Krustev, Ph.D. Bargaining and Economic Coercion: The Threat, Imposition, and Effectiveness of Sanctions. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Sezi Anac, Ph.D. An Analysis of the Broader-Deeper Trade off in Regional Trade Agreements. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Valentin Krustev, Ph.D. Bargaining and Economic Coercion: The Imposition, Escalation, and Termination of Sanctions. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Sezi Anac, Ph.D. Untitled. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Sezi Anac, Ph.D. An Analysis of the Broader-Deeper Trade off in Regional Trade Agreements. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Everette Kreider, BA Civil Wars: Why Do Interventions Seem to Increase Duration?. (2010) (Thesis Director)

 Daina Chiba, Ph.D. The Influence of International Organizations on the Stability of Peace and the Duration of Conflict. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Jesse C Johnson, Ph.D. The Cost of Security: Foreign Policy Concessions and Military Alliances. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Carla Martinez Machain, Ph.D. Aerial Strategies and their Effect on Conflict Characteristics. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Yoshiharu Kobayashi, Ph.D. Implementation of Economic Sanctions. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Nadhika Ramachandran, Honors Foreign Aid and Alliance Duration. (2014) (Thesis Director)

 Jaewook Chung, Ph.D. The Power Distribution between Allies, Alliance Politics, and Alliance Duration. (2014) (Thesis Director)

 Fanglu Sun, Ph.D. Territorial autonomy in the shadow of ethnic conflict: a cure or a curse. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Naoko Matsumura, Ph.D. The Effects of Foreign Audiences in International Dispute Settlements. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Ahra Wu, Ph.D. Causes and Consequences of Consultation Pacts: A Multiple Equation Model of Alliance Formation and Interstate Conflicts. (2017) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Susan Northcutt Award, International Studies Association (March, 2014)

 Karl W. Deutsch Award, International Studies Association (March 2008)

 Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Rice University (May, 2007)

 GSA Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award, Rice University Graduate Student Association (May, 2006)

 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo Campbell National Fellow and Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (Sept. 1 2005-June 30 2006)

 Impact Award, Rice University Women's Resource Center (2004)

 Council Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association

Positions Held
 Chair, Scientific Study of International Processes Section, International Studies Association. (2009 - 2009)

 Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, International Studies Association. (2009 - 2009)

 Council Member, Peace Science Society. (2009 - 2009)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2009 - 2009)

 Chair, Scientific Study of International Processes Section, International Studies Association. (2008 - 2008)

 Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, International Studies Association. (2008 - 2008)

 Council Member, Peace Science Society. (2008 - 2008)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2008 - 2008)

 Council Member, Peace Science Society. (2010 - 2010)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2010 - 2010)

 Article of the Year Jury, Journal of Peace Research. (2010 - 2010)

 Committee Member, Isard Award Committee (Best Dissertation), Peace Science Society. (2010 - 2010)

 Vice President, International Studies Association. (2010 - 2010)

 Article of the Year Jury, Journal of Peace Research. (2009 - 2009)

 Vice-President Elect, International Studies Association. (2009 - 2009)

 Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, International Studies Association. (2010 - 2010)

 Vice-President Elect, International Studies Association. (2010 - 2010)

 Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, International Studies Association. (2011 - 2011)

 Council Member, Peace Science Society. (2011 - 2011)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2011 - 2011)

 Article of the Year Jury, Journal of Peace Research. (2011 - 2011)

 Pi Sigma Alpha Award Committee, Southern Political Science Association. (2011 - 2011)

 President, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2012 - 2012)

 Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, International Studies Association. (2012 - 2012)

 Council Member, Peace Science Society. (2012 - 2012)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2012 - 2012)

 Advisory Board Member, Correlates of War Project. (2012 - 2012)

 Vice President, International Studies Association. (2011 - 2011)

 Member, Deutsch Award Committee, International Studies Association. (2012 - 2012)

 Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform, American Political Science Association. (2013 - 2013)

 Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform, American Political Science Association. (2014 - 2014)

 Member, Deutsch Award Committee, International Studies Association. (2014 - 2014)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2014 - 2014)

 Advisory Board Member, Correlates of War Project. (2014 - 2014)

 President, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2014 - 2014)

 Member, Deutsch Award Committee, International Studies Association. (2013 - 2013)

 President, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2013 - 2013)

 Advisory Board Member, Correlates of War Project. (2013 - 2013)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2013 - 2013)

 Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Reform, American Political Science Association. (2015 - 2015)

 Member, Deutsch Award Committee, International Studies Association. (2015 - 2015)

 Advisory Board Member, Correlates of War Project. (2015 - 2015)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2015 - 2015)

 Council Member, American Political Science Association. (2015 - 2017)

 Chair, Committee to Rename the Helen Dwight Reid Award, American Political Science Association. (2015 - 2016)

 Member, Publications Committee, International Studies Association. (2014 - 2015)

 Member, Publications Committee, International Studies Association. (2015 - 2015)

 Council Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2004 - 2004)

 Chair, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2008 - 2008)

 Chair, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2007 - 2007)

 Council Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2002 - 2002)

 Council Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2003 - 2003)

 Book Award Committee Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2006 - 2006)

 Book Award Committee Member, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. (2005 - 2005)

 Chair, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2005 - 2005)

 Chair, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2006 - 2006)

 Section Chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Southwestern Political Science Association. (2002 - 2002)

 Member, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2004 - 2004)

 Board Member, World Research Fund of Peace Science Society. (2007 - 2007)

 Section Chair, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Southwestern Political Science Association. (2003 - 2003)

 Board Member, World Research Fund of Peace Science Society. (2005 - 2005)

 Member, Diversity Committee, International Studies Association. (2003 - 2003)

 Local Host for Annual Meeting, Peace Science Society. (2004 - 2004)

 Scientific Study of International Processes Section Council Member, International Studies Association. (2007 - 2007)

 Board Member, World Research Fund of Peace Science Society. (2006 - 2006)

 Scientific Study of International Processes Section Council Member, International Studies Association. (2005 - 2005)

 Scientific Study of International Processes Section Council Member, International Studies Association. (2006 - 2006)

 Annual Meeting Program Committee, American Political Science Association. (2007 - 2007)

 Member, Helen Dwight Reid Award Selection Committee, American Political Science Association. (2003 - 2003)

 Board Member, World Research Fund of Peace Science Society. (2004 - 2004)

 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Midwest Political Science Association. (2005 - 2005)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2007 - 2007)

 Member, Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association. (2003 - 2003)

 Annual Meeting Program Committee, Midwest Political Science Association. (2006 - 2006)

 Annual Meeting Program Committee, American Political Science Association. (2006 - 2006)

 Scientific Study of International Processes Section Chair, International Studies Association. (2007 - 2007)

 Local Host for Annual Meeting, Peace Science Society. (2003 - 2003)

 Committee Member, Southern Political Science Association. (2008 - 2008)

 Westview Award Committee Member, Midwest Political Science Association. (2007 - 2007)

 Chair, Bremer Award Committee, Peace Science Society. (2008 - 2008)

 Listserv Manager and Website Coordinator, Women In Conflict Studies (WICS). (2006 - 2006)