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Patrick M. Morgan

Patrick M. Morgan was appointed the Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of California Irvine in 1991. He had been at Washington State University for 24 years after receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University in Bruges, Belgium, and annually delivered a number of lectures at Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He has taught at the University if Washington, and the Universitaure Instelling in Antwerp, the University of Aberdeen, and Kings College London. In recent years he has delivered invited lectures in Britain, Germany, Sweden, South Korea, Poland, Japan, Canada, and Italy as well as in the U.S.

He has been a Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Belgium, an American Council on Education Fellow at Berkeley, and a fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio (June-July 1997) In 1998-9 he served as a Vice President of the International Studies Association, the global association of international affairs specialists.

He is the Acting Director of the Global Peace and Conflict Studies program at UC Irvine, on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Orange County, and a member of the Pacific Counsel on International Policy.

His major interests are national and international security, U.S. -European relations, regional conflict, and East Asian security affairs. He is a co - founder and active member of the Council on U.S. - Korean Security Studies, which is active in U.S. - Korean relations.

He is author or editor of:

  • Security Studies Today 1999, with Terry Terriff
  • Reviewing the Cold War: Domestic Considerations in the East -West Encounter 1999, co edited with Keith Nelson.
  • Regional Orders; Building Security in a New World 1997, co edited with David Lake.
  • Security and Arms Control, two volumes 1989, co edited with Edward Eolodziej.
  • Deterrence, A conceptual Analysis, second edition 1983
  • Strategic Military Surprise, 1983 with Klaus Knorr
  • Theories and Approaches to International Politics, in four editions; as well as various articles, chapters, and reviews.

He is currently finishing a book on post - cold war deterrence in theory and practice, conduction a research project on security in East Asia, and preparing articles on security issues in Europe.

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