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David Mislan

Assistant Professor
School of International Service

  • David Bell Mislan joined the SIS faculty in 2011 as an assistant professor. He is affiliated with the USFP program at the graduate level and the Foreign Policy & National Security and Peace, Global Security, & Conflict Resolution groups at the undergraduate level. Dr. Mislan is the author of Enemies of the American Way: Identity and Presidential Foreign Policymaking (Bloombury, 2012) and he is the co-founder of the Weird International Relations project with Dr. Philip Streich of Osaka University. He writes and speaks on the topics of US foreign policy, national security, and the intersection of American identity and grand strategy. In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Mislan is the faculty advisor for the American University International Relations Society (AMIRS) and the coach of AU’s Model UN team.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., Rutgers (Political Science), M.A., Johns Hopkins (Government), B.A. Rutgers (History)
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  • SIS-School of Intl Service
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  • Spring 2015

    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Weird International Relations
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    • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Research on U.S.Foreign Policy
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    • UCOL-200 University College Research Lab: World Politics Reaearch Proj
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  • Summer 2015

  • Fall 2015

    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Identity & USF Relations
    • Description
    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Comparative Foreign Policy
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    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: The President and Usfp
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