Associate Professor of Political Science

Bernie Kaussler received his BA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of Sussex in Britain and earned a Master in Middle East Politics and a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, analyzing EU human rights diplomacy towards Iran. Dr Kaussler’s research interests are Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy, Middle East Security and Politics (with a focus on Iran) and Foreign Policy Analysis.

His work has been published in International Studies Perspectives, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies, White House Studies, Diplomacy & Statecraft, Journal for Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, The World Today, The National Interest, Foreign Policy in Focus and Jane’s Intelligence Review.

His book on multilateral negotiations with Iran has been published as part of Routledge’s New Diplomacy Studies Series: Iran’s Nuclear Diplomacy: Power Politics and Conflict Resolution (Routledge, 2013). [Google books, Amazon]

Dr. Kaussler has extensive media experience and is available for interviews on U.S. foreign policy and current affairs in the Middle East.

Dr. Kaussler's teaching areas include: Middle East Security, Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Political Islam, International Relations, The US and the Middle East, and Foreign Policy Analysis. (Courses offered: POSC 370, GPOSC 200, POSC 430 and INTA 489)

He speaks with a distinct European accent and is a connoisseur of the Middle Eastern cuisine.

OFFICE: 2169 Miller Hall
PHONE: (540) 568-6713
FAX: (540) 568-8021

Department of Political Science
James Madison University
91 E Grace St., MSC 7705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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