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David M. Rowe teaches political economy, comparative politics, and international relations. He is a former director of the International Studies Program at Kenyon and from 2010-2012 held the R. Todd Ruppert Chair for International Studies. He has been the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards. In 2009, he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Innsbruck. Other awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in International Peace and Security and grants from the Pew Memorial Trust and the National Science Foundation.
Rowe has been a fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto. He was executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of the Aspen Institute on U.S. foreign and security policy and has also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. Rowe is a regular commenter on U.S. politics for the Austrian press. His research has focused on three major themes: how economic sanctions influence target countries, globalization’s role in causing World War I, and the origins of social order. He has developed a nationally recognized course on terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
1993 — Doctor of Philosophy from Duke University
1985 — Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University
1982 — Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College