Patrick James

Expert on Canada, 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
  • Canada and 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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