Joseph M. Parent

Joseph M. Parent


Fields of Study: International Relations

Research and Teaching Interests: International relations theory, security studies, grand strategy, foreign policy

Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., and by appointment

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Joe Parent’s research examines how shifts in power affect cooperation. He is the author of Uniting States (Oxford, 2011), coauthor (with Joe Uscinski) of American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford, 2014), and coauthor (with Paul MacDonald) of Twilight of the Titans (Cornell 2018). He has published in Foreign Affairs, International Security, Sociological Theory, History of Political Thought, and World Politics, assisted the National Intelligence Council on its Global Trends 2030 and Global Trends 2035 reports, and received a Fulbright fellowship in Rome and a Nobel Fellowship in Oslo. His research has been covered in The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, FiveThirtyEight, Newsweek, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Scientific American, and Time, and on CBS “Sunday Morning”, Fox, MSNBC, NBC “Nightly News”, and NPR’s “This American Life”.

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