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Thomas Long

Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service

  • Tom Long recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the School of International Service. His research focuses on U.S.-Latin American relations and foreign policymaking. His dissertation, "Convincing the Colossus: Latin American Leaders Face the United States," employs historical cases to examine the goals and strategies of Latin American leaders vis-a-vis the U.S. He has done fieldwork in Colombia, Panama, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil. He was a doctoral research fellow at the AU Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., International Relations, American University. Dissertation: "Convincing the Colossus: Latin American Leaders Face the United States" -- M.A., International Relations, concentration in U.S. foreign policy, American University -- Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    SIS 300

    Book Currently Reading:

    Corrales and Romero, "U.S.-Venezuela Relations Since the 1990s"

    Languages Spoken:

    Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate)

  • SIS - School of International Service
  • SIS - 309
  • SIS 308 Mondays 2-5 p.m., Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, 2:30-3:30

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  • Spring 2014

    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: U.S. Policy toward Latin Amer
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    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Do Small States Matter?
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  • Fall 2014

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: History of Global Politics
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    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: U.S.National Security Strategy
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