Dan Lindley

Dan Lindley


Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


Co-Director, Notre Dame International Security Program
Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies


International Relations


Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998

Research and Teaching Interests

International Relations, Security Studies, Causes of War, US Foreign Policy, Aegean Security/Politics

Advising Specialties

Internships, Fellowships, Washington, DC


Dan Lindley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and French from Tufts University in 1984. Before starting graduate school in the Security Studies Program at MIT (Ph.D. 1998), he worked in Washington, D.C. for Congressman Ratchford, the Center for Defense Information, the Federation of American Scientists, and the Brookings Institution. Lindley's book, Promoting Peace with Information: Transparency as a Tool of Security Regimes, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007. He has published and spoken on U.N. peacekeeping, internal and ethnic conflict, the Concert of Europe, the Cyprus problem and Aegean security, and pre-emptive and preventive war, with articles in: Contemporary Security Policy, International Studies Perspectives, Security Studies, International Peacekeeping, Defense and Security Analysis, Hellenic Studies, and PS: Political Science and Politics. He is currently conducting research on the prevalence of pre-emptive and preventive war, on the extent to which miscalculation and misperception have come to dominate states' decisions for war, and whether the development of new weapons helps lead states into war. He lectured at MIT and was a fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

He started as an assistant professor in political science at the University of Notre Dame in Fall, 1999, where he is also a fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies as well as co-director of the Notre Dame International Security Program. He recently served as the founding director of Notre Dames Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, which helps undergraduates conduct research and apply for fellowships. For more information, please consult: http://www.nd.edu/~dlindley/

Office Hours

Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and by appointment

Contact Information

Office: 2170 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Phone: 574-631-3226
Fax: 574-631-4405
Email: lindley.3@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Lindley CV