Stephen Van Evera
Professor of political science
areas of expertise: international relations, u.s foreign policy, u.s national security
Stephen Van Evera teaches international relations at MIT, where he is professor of political science. He received his BA in government from Harvard and his PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
His research interests include the causes and prevention of war, U.S. foreign policy, U.S. national security policy, and social science methods. He is author of Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science (Cornell, 1997), Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict (Cornell, 1999), and articles on the causes of World War I, nationalism and the war problem, American intervention in the Third World, American defense policy, and Europe's future international relations. During the 1980s he was managing editor of the journal International Security.
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