Dr. Stuart Kaufman
Stuart Kaufman,PhD (University of Michigan, 1991) joined the Department in 2004. He taught at the University of Kentucky from 1990 to 2004. He specializes in ethnic conflict, international security affairs and international relations theory. The winner of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship for 1998-99, Professor Kaufman spent 1999 working as Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs on the U.S. National Security Council staff. His first book, Modern Hatreds: The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War, won the 2003 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
“Narratives and Symbols in Violent Mobilization: The Palestinian-Israeli Case,” Security Studies 18, no. 3 (September 2009), pp. 400-434.
“Ethnic Conflict,” in Paul D. Williams, ed., Security Studies: An Introduction (London/New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 200-215.
“Testing Balance of Power Theory in World History,”European Journal of International Relations vol. 13, no. 2 (June 2007), pp. 155-185. With William C. Wohlforth, Richard Little, David Kang, Charles Jones, Victoria Hui, Arthur Eckstein, Daniel Deudney and William Brenner.
The Balance of Power in World History (Houndmills, England: Palgrave, 2007), ed. with Richard Little and William C. Wohlforth