Shahin Berenji

Biography

I work at Southern Methodist University where I serve as the Colin Powell Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Department of Political Science and the John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs. I had previously lectured in the department of political science at UCLA where I designed and taught the following courses: Foreign Policy in an Uncertain World; International Politics, 1914 to the Present; World Order; and the International Relations of the Middle East.

My research applies theories and concepts from political psychology to understand when and why leaders undertake bold, risky peace initiatives in rivalries. For more information on my research and teaching interests, please visit my personal website.

 

 

 

Education

Ph.D  Political Science, University of California Los Angeles

M.A.  Political Science, University of California Los Angeles

B.A.   Political Science, University of Southern California

Research

International Security, Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Diplomacy/Diplomatic History, Conflict Resolution, Political Psychology, International Relations Theory, the Cold War, and the International Relations of the Middle East

Advisors

Deborah Larson, Robert Trager, Marc Trachtenberg, and Stanley Wolpert