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About José de Arimatéia da Cruz

Dr. Jose de Arimateia da Cruz is a Professor of International Relations/International Studies at Georgia Southern University.


Present Faculty Member, Georgia Southern University Department of Political Science and International Studies

Curriculum Vitae



2018 WACA Engage America: Oman 2018
Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
2016 WACA Future of Korea 2016
World Affairs Council of America
2015 Generation Study AbroadTM
The Institute of International Education (IIE) initiative
2015 Summer Research Award
College of Liberal Arts
2014 Research
Presidential Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, Board of Directors Georgia Political Science Association
2016 - Present Research Fellow, Brazil Research Unit at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)
2016 - Present Board Member, Greater Savannah International Alliance
2016 - Present Member, Savannah East Club Rotary International
2012 - Present Visiting Scholar, Vysoka Skola Ekonomicka
2008 - Present Chairman, Americas Council, USG
2008 - Present Member, Board of Directors National Social Science Association
2006 - Present Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of Programs, Savannah Council on World Affairs, Inc.
2018 - 2022 Member, Ethics Board
2019 Vice-President and Program Chair, Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA)
2002 - 2003 Commissioner, City of Springfield, Missouri, Mayor's Commission on Human Rights
1996 - 1997 Assistant Ombudsman, Joint Office of Citizens Complaints
Member, American Political Science Association (APSA)
Member, Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA)
Member, Georgia Sociological Association (GSA)
Fellow, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies
Member, International Studies Association (ISA)
Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Member, National Social Science Association (NSSA)
Member, The Academy of Political Science (APS)
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  • Russia Politics
  • Intelligence & National Security
  • Insurgency & Counterinsurgency
  • World Politics D2L
  • Political Transformation of the Former Soviet Union
  • International Political Economy
  • Seminar on Global Politics
  • African Foreign Policy
  • World Politics WebCt
  • Latin American Foreign Policy
  • HIV/AIDS in the Developing World
  • Ethical Theories & Moral Issues in Government
  • G8 and Savannah
  • International Organizations
  • Foundations of International Relations WebCt
  • Media and Politics in Latin America
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Third World National Security
  • Governments of Africa
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Latin American Politics
  • Environmental Politics


July 2015 M.A. in Professional Communication & Leadership, Armstrong State University
May 2012 M.S. in Criminal Justice, Armstrong Atlantic State University
May 2011 Certificate of Cyber Security, Armstrong State University
December 2002 Ph.D. in International Relations and Comparative Politics, Miami University - Oxford
August 1992 M.A. in Political Science/Political Philosophy, Miami University - Oxford
August 1991 B.A. in Philosophy, Wright State University

Contact Information

Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8101
Statesboro, GA 30460


Books (7)

Journal Articles and Review Essay (68)