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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.


Ph.D., Rutgers (Political Science), M.A., Johns Hopkins (Government), B.A. Rutgers (History)

SIS-School of Intl Service
East Quad Bldg - 303
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 Thursdays 3:00-5:00 Appointments:
Contact Info
(202) 885-6134 (Office)

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For the Media
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  • Spring 2016

    • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Research on U.S.Foreign Policy
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    • UCOL-200 University College Research Lab: Weird International Relations
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  • Summer 2016

  • Fall 2016

    • SISU-106 First Year Seminar: Identity & U.S. Foreign Rels
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    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Comparative Foreign Policy
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