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About David T. Kinsella

David Kinsella (Ph.D. 1993, Yale University) is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Portland State University, and Chair of the Political Science Division of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. He teaches courses on world politics, international law and organization, national security policy, and international ethics. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of International Studies Perspectives and is a former president of the International Studies Association's Midwest Region. Professor Kinsella has held faculty positions at American University and the University of Missouri, was a visiting professor at Yale and a Ralph D. Mershon postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University. His books include World Politics: The Menu for Choice (with Bruce Russett and Harvey Starr), one of the leading textbooks in the field, and The Morality of War: A Reader (edited with Craig L. Carr). Professor Kinsella's primary areas of research are the global arms trade, regional conflict, democratic peace, and just war theory, and his articles have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and edited volumes. His most recent research focuses on illicit arms trade networks and the implications for violent conflict and arms control.


Present Professor, Portland State University Political Science


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Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Telephone: (503) 725-3035


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