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Patrick James

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, USC Dornsife
HRLI Grantee

Patrick James is the Dana and David Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He earned his PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. James is the author and editor of over thirty books and more than 170 articles and book chapters. Among his honors and awards are the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Lady Davis Professorship at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Thomas Enders Professorship in Canadian Studies at the University of Calgary; Senior Scholar award from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC; Beijing Foreign Studies University Eminent Scholar; Eccles Professor of the British Library; Official Visitor at Nuffield College of Oxford University; Governor General’s International Award in Canadian Studies; and Albert S. Raubenheimer Award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service at USC. Dr. James has received six distinguished scholar awards from the International Studies Association (ISA).  He has received the Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award and the Susan S. Northcutt Award from the ISA for actively working toward recruiting and advancing women and other underrepresented scholars in the profession. 

Dr. James served as president of the Iowa Conference of Political Scientists (199899), president of the ISA Midwest (19992000), president of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (20079), President of the International Council for Canadian Studies (201113), president of the Peace Science Society (2016–17), and president of the ISA (201819). He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations and also served a five-year term as editor of the International Studies Quarterly.

Featured Works: Religion, Identity, and Global Governance: Ideas, Evidence, and Practice

Upcoming Projects: With collaborators, Dr. James has a paper under review entitled “Religion and Near Crises in World Politics.”