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Elizabeth Kier


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GWN 129
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W 4:30-6:00pm


Elizabeth Kier (Ph.D., Cornell University) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her first book, Imagining War: French and British Military Doctrine Between the Wars (Princeton, 1997), won the 1998 Edgar S. Furniss Award for exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. Her recent book, War and Democracy: Labor and the Politics of Peace (Cornell, 2021) explores the effect of war on democracy.  A co-edited volume with Ronald Krebs, In War's Wake: International Conflict and the Fate of Liberal Democracy (Cambridge, 2006) addresses similar themes.  She has also published articles on social movements, military doctrine, gays in the military, and setting precedents in international politics. Her current research focuses on rights in the military.

She has been a fellow at the London School of Economics, the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard), the Center for International Security and Arms Control( Stanford), and the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies (Harvard). She has received fellowships from the SSRC-MacArthur Fellow in Peace and International Security MacArthur Foundation, SSRC-Western Europe, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, and the Council for European Studies.

Kier teaches courses in international relations, national security, civil-military relations, and American and European foreign policy.


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