Patrick James

Expert on American foreign policy, Middle East conflict, and U.S. politics

Dean's Professor of International Relations, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Director, USC Center for International Studies


  • international conflict
  • interstate war
  • crisis management
  • Middle East conflict
  • Iraq war
  • Afghan war
  • American foreign policy
  • U.S. politics
  • political strategy
  • candidate comparisons
  • Canadian politics
  • constitutional change
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Hobbit”
  • international relations principles within Tolkien’s work

Additional Information

  • Author of 12 books and more than 100 other publications
  • President, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
  • Vice President, International Studies Association
  • Distinguished Scholar in Foreign Policy Analysis

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