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David Mislan Assistant Professor School of International Service

Send email to David Mislan
(202) 885-6134 (Office)
SIS - School of International Service
East Quad Bldg - 206A
Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:30 and by appointment
Ph.D., Rutgers (Political Science), M.A., Johns Hopkins (Government), B.A. Rutgers (History)

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 Weird IR: Deviant Cases in International Relations (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018, with Philip A. Streich). In 2016-2017, Dr. Mislan was a Fulbright Scholar in Yokohama, Japan. 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 co-advisor of Clocks and Clouds, an Undergraduate Research Journal. He is the co-founder and former advisor of the American University International Relations Society (AMIRS), the Model G20 program, and AU’s Model UN team.
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Spring 2021

  • SIS-689 Foreign Pol: Theor Decisn Mkng

  • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Case Study Methods

  • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Comparative Foreign Policy

Summer 2021

  • SISU-230 Analysis of US Foreign Policy

Fall 2021

  • SIS-689 Foreign Pol: Theor Decisn Mkng

  • SISU-206 Intro to Int'l Studies Rsrch

  • SISU-230 Analysis of US Foreign Policy