Bard’s political studies faculty teaches courses that cover the breadth of the discipline, with a focus on comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and American politics.  The faculty also has expertise in a variety of foreign geographic areas, including Latin America, Western Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, and conducts research in a wide range of subjects, including political activism, terrorism and war, and democratic development.  Additional faculty resources are available at Bard's Global and Internatioal Affairs Program (BGIA), based in New York City, which allows Bard studens to pursue course work in international studies alongside intership opportunities at major international bodies and non-governmental organizations.  See below for individual profiles.
Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities
Office: Aspinwall, 204
Phone: 845-758-7212
E-mail: wmead@bard.edu

Teaching and Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy; international relations, religion and politics

B.A., Yale University. Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations. Author, Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award); Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (2004); God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008). Contributing editor to and writer on international affairs for Los Angeles Times; writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for Harper's, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other magazines and newspapers. Finalist, National Magazine Award (essays and criticism), 1997. President's Fellow, World Policy Institute at The New School (1987-97). At Bard: 2005-08; 2010-

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