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Stephen J. Majeski

Professor, Political Science
Associate Dean for Research Administration and Infrastructure, College of Arts & Sciences

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Stephen Majeski (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1981) is Professor in the Department of Political Science and currently is Associate Dean for Research Administration and Infrastructure for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington. He served as Department Chair from 2000 to 2009. His research interests are international conflict and cooperation, U.S. foreign policy, computational modeling, and experimental group decision-making. He has published numerous articles concerning these areas in such journals as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, British Journal of Political Science, and Complexity. He has just published a book co-authored with David Sylvan entitled US Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, Enemies and Empire. He also engages in experimental work assessing how groups make choices in situations of conflict and cooperation and uses agent-based modeling to simulate how agents interact in complex environments to determine the conditions under which cooperative and conflictual worlds evolve.

Majeski’s teaching interests include international relations, American foreign policy, military intervention and research design and analysis.


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