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OSCE-Bosnia, 2014.

James Quirk

Professorial Lecturer Department of Government

Jim Quirk teaches a wide range of courses in American and comparative politics.

Jim has taught at Loyola University Maryland and The Catholic University of America, and at the Varna [Bulgaria] Univ. of Economics through the Soros Foundation/Open Society Institute.

He lectures on American federalism at the Library of Congress's Open World Leadership Center. He has published on comparative nation-building, globalization, and American foreign policy, and writes for the Foreign Policy Assn blog.

Dr Quirk's favorite work outside the classroom includes work in Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Mexico, Serbia, and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; Open World Leadership Center delegations; naval engineering support for The Bishop Group; Middle East Dialogue at Catholic University; ICANN MEAC SWG; and working with AU's Center for Teaching, Research and Learning.

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Angell and Mahan: Technology, Globalization, and International Security Today.

Mediterranean Quarterly (26:2, June 2015).  Norman Angell and Alfred Thayer Mahan were two of the leading thinkers on pre–World War I “interdependence,” offering competing lessons on the changes in technology, economics, and security. At different times during the twentieth century, each one’s ideas seemed to best explain global politics and strategy. This essay reconsiders their ideas in the current era of globalization and global threats.

Foreign Policy Assn blog.

Can cyberattacks prevent hot war? Will ISIS surge lead to Kurdish exit from Iraq? More....  

Online Learning and the Mobile Student.

Distance learning and online education today. Perspectives from students, faculty, and universities. Survey of students: social and mobile.

U.S. Embassy Speakers Series: Serbia 2015.