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Geoffrey P.R. Wallace

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Ph.D., Government, Cornell University, 2010
M.A., Government, Cornell University, 2006
M.A., International Relations and Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
B.A., International Relations and Economics, University of Toronto, 2001
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Geoffrey P.R. Wallace (Ph.D., Cornell University, 2010) is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Prior to UW, he taught at Rutgers University and the University of Kentucky, and was a visiting fellow in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University (2013-2014). He works primarily in the areas of international security and international law with a focus on the conduct of actors during armed conflict. He also has interests in the design and effectiveness of international institutions as well as public opinion and foreign policy.

He is the author of the book Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War, which was published in 2015 with Cornell University Press. His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research, among others. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), as well as several grants from the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) initiative. He is currently working on a second book project, The Law of Nations and the People: Domestic Actors and International Commitments, which examines domestic sources in the operation of international law. He teaches courses on international law, international organizations, political violence, international conflict, and qualitative and mixed methods.


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