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David Banks Instructor School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU
Professorial Lecturer
Degrees
PhD in Political Science - George Washington University, 2015. MA in Global Governance - University of Delaware, 2006. BA - Ancient History and Archaeology, Biblical and Theological Studies, 2002.

Bio
David Banks is a Professorial Lecturer at American University where he focuses on International Order, Great Power Politics, and Diplomacy. His book manuscript investigates the motivation for, and political consequences of, state violations of diplomatic practice. He recently completed a project with the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at Berkeley that used analytic wargames to assess the likelihood of major cyber threats. He has also begun work on a large research project that compares the Great Power treaty-systems of the 19th century with those of today. In addition to these projects he has number of articles under review or in development regarding diplomatic practice, symbolic diplomacy, coercive diplomacy, and great power conferences. He has been published in Time, The Washington Post, The Independent, and US World News & Report. At SIS he teaches classes on Great Power Politics, Diplomatic Practice, International Security, and Global History.
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