Faculty

Barry O'Neill

Professor

Contact Information

Email    barry.oneill@polisci.ucla.edu
Office  4242 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Professor O'Neill studies decision-making in social and political contexts. His work applies game theory to study foreign policy decisions, with a view to preventing war. He is currently studying the governance of international organizations, and examining the role of national prestige as a motive for countries seeking weapons of mass destruction. He is the author of Honor, Symbols, and War (University of Michigan Press, 1999), which won the 2000 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book published on government, politics, or international affairs. He is also working on the foundations of game theory, seeking extensions that will allow wider applications in political settings. He is currently preparing a manuscript on longstanding myths about public policy. Recently, he has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has taught courses on game theory and negotiation at Stanford's Political Science department, Yale University, York University in Toronto, Northwestern University's Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences Department, and in the Psychology Department of Queens University, Kingston.

Degrees

University of Michigan (Mathematical Psychology), 1976

Fields of Study

International Relations and Methodology

Current Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

Negotiation

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2017 Summer Session

Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe

Directed Research in Political Science

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Negotiation

2016 Winter Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Game Theory in Politics I

2015 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2015 Summer Session

Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe

2015 Spring Quarter

Negotiation

2015 Winter Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2014 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Game Theory in Politics III

2014 Spring Quarter

Foreign Policy Decision Making and Tools of Statecraft

Game Theory in Politics III

2014 Winter Quarter

Negotiation

2013 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2012 Spring Quarter
2012 Winter Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Game Theory in Politics III

2011 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2011 Spring Quarter

Negotiation

Game Theory in Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2010 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2010 Summer Session

Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe

2010 Spring Quarter

Negotiation

2010 Winter Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2009 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2009 Summer Session

Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe

2008 Spring Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2008 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2007 Fall Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

Game Theory in Politics

2007 Spring Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Special Studies in International Relations

2007 Winter Quarter

Arms Control and International Security

2006 Fall Quarter

Negotiation

Selected Topics in International Relations

2004 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in International Relations

2004 Winter Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2003 Fall Quarter

Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2003 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Quantitative Research

2003 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Economy

Game Theory

2002 Fall Quarter

Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2002 Spring Quarter

Selected Topics in International Relations

2002 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Political Economy

2001 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Quantitative Research

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 171D
Negotiation

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 30
Politics and Strategy

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 204A
Game Theory in Politics I

2016 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 125A
Arms Control and International Security

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 127A
Atlantic Area in World Politics: Western Europe

2015 Summer Session

2010 Summer Session

2009 Summer Session

POL SCI 204C
Game Theory in Politics III

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 134
Foreign Policy Decision Making and Tools of Statecraft

2014 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 204
Game Theory in Politics

2011 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 209
Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 125
Arms Control and International Security

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 139
Special Studies in International Relations

2007 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 239
Selected Topics in International Relations

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI C239
Selected Topics in International Relations

2004 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI C197B
Seminar for Majors: International Relations

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 6
Introduction to Quantitative Research

2003 Spring Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 30
Introduction to Political Economy

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

POL SCI M208A
Game Theory

2003 Winter Quarter