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Faculty Profile

Craig Nation

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies (2018)

Contact Information

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006


  • B.A., Villanova University, 1968
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1975

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POSC 170-03.

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-03.

INST 260 Hist of Internatn'l Relations
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply theories of international relations to major events and issues in world history. Concepts such as balance of power, appeasement and imperialism will be studied against the backdrop of world historical events such as the Congress of Vienna, World War II, and the Algerian War. Prerequisite: INST 170 or POSC 170.

GRDS 802 Human Security
The course introduces students to the concept of Human Security with an emphasis on the security of individuals and communities in addition to the security of the state. We will discuss the evolution of the concept and its usefulness as a tool for understanding and for policy formulation in the contemporary era. The course is interdisciplinary and combines military, legal, and economic approaches. Topics covered include the intellectual foundations of the human security agenda; the nature of contemporary armed conflict; international humanitarian law and human rights law; post-conflict peace building and transitional justice; and new security challenges. Special emphasis is placed upon a broadened security agenda, including themes such as environmental security, criminal trafficking, migration pressures, food and water security, and others.