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Sue Peterson

Principal Investigator, Teaching, Research, and International Policy

Office: Tyler 345
Phone: 757-221-3036
Email: [[smpete]]
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Sue Peterson is the Wendy and Emery Reves Professor of Government and International Relations. She created and serves as co-Director of the Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations. Her research interests include international conflict and cooperation, domestic institutions, U.S. foreign policy, and global health. She is the author of Crisis Bargaining and the State: The Domestic Politics of International Conflict (Michigan, 1996), and the co-editor of Altered States: Domestic Politics, International Relations, and Institutional Change (Lexington, 2002). She has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, Foreign Policy, International Studies Perspectives, International Journal, Politics & Gender, and several edited volumes. From 2003 to 2006, she was editor of Security Studies, and she currently serves on the editorial board of that journal. She also served as Dean for Educational Policy (2005-2007) and Dean of Undergraduate Studies (2007-2011) in Arts and Sciences.