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Jonathan Mercer


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GWN 135
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F 12:30-2:00pm & By Appointment


Jonathan Mercer (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. He specializes in international relations with an emphasis on international security and political psychology. His current research addresses racism in international politics. He has published on “prestige” in the journal International Security, and on various aspects of emotion in International Organization and International Theory. His book, Reputation and International Politics, won the Edgar S. Furniss Award for an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security.

He has been a fellow at the Center for International Relations at the London School of Economics, the Danish Institute for International Security in Copenhagen, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard, the Center for International Relations at UCLA, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and he was also an SSRC-MacArthur Fellow in Peace and Security.


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