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Core Faculty: Joe Young (chair), Amitav Acharya, Ji-Young Lee, Randolph Persaud, Susan Shepler, Sharon Weiner, Boaz Atzili, Charles Call

Courses required for the PhD concentration:

  • Theories of Violence and Conflict (Gallaher)
  • Security and Insecurity in a Global World (Atzili)
  • An additional course selected in consultation with the concentration chair
 Click here for field comprehensive exam reading list


Contact the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or