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Christopher Rudolph

Associate Professor School of International Service

Christopher Rudolph (PhD UCLA) is a political scientist who specializes in international relations. He is the author of National Security and Immigration (Stanford University Press, 2006), and his research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Security Studies, and International Studies Review, among others. He also edited a special issue of the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs (1998) entitled Reconsidering Immigration in an Integrating World. His new book, Power and Principle: The Politics of International Criminal Courts (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2017) examines the political dynamics that shape the rise of international tribunals to deal with violations of international humanitarian law. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UCSD, and the Institute for the Study of World Politics in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to American University, Professor Rudolph taught at Georgetown University, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. Professor Rudolph has twice served as Faculty President at the School of International Service.

Degrees

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 326
Contact Info
(202) 885-1686 (Office)

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Rudolph's areas of expertise are national security, international political economy, international migration, ethnic conflict, and international law.

Executive Experience

  • Former Editor, UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Research Fellowship, Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University
  • Research Fellowship, Center for International Studies, University of Southern California
  • Research Fellowship, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the World University of California at San Diego
  • Research Fellowship, Institute for Study of World Politics

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Immigration and border policy, international migration, nationalism and ethnic conflict, globalization

Additional Information: Christopher Rudolph
has expertise in the areas of national security, international political economy, international migration, ethnic conflict, and international law. His work has appeared in the leading peer-reviewed journals in political science, including the American Political Science Review (2003), International Organization (2001), Security Studies (2004), and International Studies Review (2005). His book, National Security and Immigration (Stanford University Press, 2006), examines state responses to international migration in the context of the security environment. Before coming to the School of International Service, Rudolph taught at Georgetown University, UCLA, and the University of Southern California. He has been awarded research fellowships from the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California–San Diego, and the Institute for the Study of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He has served on the editorial board of the UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs, and also edited a special issue of the journal titled, “Reconsidering Immigration in an Integrating World ” (3:2, 1998). Rudolph is a dedicated and innovative teacher who involves students in research areas that are of emerging importance in the context of globalization.

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