Alan J. Ward
Research InterestsInternational Relations, Comparative Politics
BackgroundProfessor Alan J. Ward is Professor Emeritus. He was the Class of 1935 Professor of Government until 2003. He received his B.Sc. and his PhD from the University of London, and his M.A. from the University of Connecticut. He was Chair of the Government Department, 1987-93, and Director of Graduate Studies, 1971-77. Professor Ward joined the College in 1967, having taught for four years at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He was a visiting professor at the University of Leicester (UK), Flinders University (Australia), and the University of Vermont. He also held research fellowships at Queen's University, Belfast; Flinders University; the University of South Australia, and the Australian Senate. Professor Ward is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has served on review boards for the US Information Agency, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Research Council of Canada. He has received support from the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, US Information Agency, British Council, and Australian Center for American Studies. He is a past President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His scholarly publications include: --Ireland and Anglo-American Relations, 1899-1921, London: London School of Economics and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969. --The Easter Rising, 1916: Revolution and Irish Nationalism, Arlington Heights, Ill: A.H.M., 1980. 2nd ed. 2003. --Northern Ireland: Living with the Crisis, ed., New York: Praeger, 1987. --The Irish Constitutional Tradition: Responsible Government and Modern Ireland, 1782-1992, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press/Irish Academic Press, 1994. --Degrees of Difference: Reshaping the University in Australia and the United States, Sydney: The Australian Center for American Studies, 1998 (with Donald deBats). -- Parliamentary Government in Australia, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2014. His chapters in books and other edited volumes include: --"A Constitutional Background to the Northern Ireland Crisis," in M.Haltzel and D.Keogh, eds., Anglo-Irish Relations and Northern Ireland, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1993. --"Margaret Thatcher and Foreign Policy," in J.Thompson and W. Thompson, eds., Margaret Thatcher: Prime Minister Indomitable, Boulder, Co.: Westview, 1994. --"Devolution: Labour's Strange Constitutional 'Design'," in Jeffery Jowell and Dawn Oliver, The Changing Constitution, 4th ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, 111-136; --"Australia and Parliamentary Orthodoxy," published in Australian and Parliamentary Orthodoxy and Other Lectures in the Senate Occasional Lecture Series, 1999, Canberra: Parliament, Department of the Senate, 2000. His journal articles have been published in Irish Historical Studies, The Historical Journal, Armenian Review, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Albion, Parliamentary History, Adelaide Law Review, Administration, Legislative Studies, Australian Journal of Political Science and Bulletin of the British Association for American Studies. Professor Ward has lectured at Adelaide University (Australia); American-Irish Historical Society, New York; Auburn University, Montgomery; the Australian Senate; Flinders University (Australia); Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London; Keele University (UK); Leicester University (UK); Loyala University, Chicago; Marquette University, Wisconsin; Murdoch University (Australia) Pennsylvania State University; Queens University, Belfast (Northern Ireland); Southwestern University, Texas; University College Cork (Ireland) University College, Dublin (Ireland); the University of Western Australia; the U.S. Army Transport Training School, and the U.S. Foreign Service Institute.