Faculty

Robert Trager

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email    rtrager@ucla.edu
Office  4349 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Robert F. Trager is an associate professor in the political science department at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how states form beliefs about the intentions of other states, and in particular on the role of diplomacy. He also works on the determinants of coercive success and international terrorism, and has published in International Security, The New York Times, Foreign Policy and The Political Methodologist. He is currently at work on a book entitled Diplomatic Calculus in Anarchy. Before joining UCLA's faculty, Professor Trager taught at Oxford University and held an Olin Fellowship at Harvard University. He received his BA from Middlebury College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. Before beginning his PhD at Columbia University, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers in New York. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Eisenhower Institute, the Public Policy Consortium, the Columbia University Center for Conflict Resolution, and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

Degrees

Columbia, PhD. , 2007

Fields of Study

International Relations

Current Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

World Politics

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Winter Quarter

World Politics

Game Theory in Politics I

2014 Spring Quarter

World Politics

Special Studies in International Relations

2014 Winter Quarter

Diplomacy and War

Selected Topics in International Relations

2013 Spring Quarter

World Politics

2013 Winter Quarter

World Politics

Selected Topics in International Relations

2012 Winter Quarter

Diplomacy and War

Game Theory in Politics I

2011 Fall Quarter

World Politics

Selected Topics in International Relations

2011 Winter Quarter

Diplomacy and War

Game Theory in Politics

2010 Fall Quarter

World Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

World Politics

Game Theory in Politics

2010 Winter Quarter

Diplomacy and War

Game Theory in Politics

2009 Spring Quarter

Game Theory in Politics

2008 Winter Quarter

Diplomacy and War

Selected Topics in International Relations

2006 Fall Quarter

Special Studies in International Relations

Selected Topics in International Relations

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 204A
Game Theory in Politics I

2015 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 20
World Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 139
Special Studies in International Relations

2014 Spring Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 129
Diplomacy and War

2014 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 239
Selected Topics in International Relations

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 204
Game Theory in Politics

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter