Alexander de la Paz

Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University


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I am an Assistant Professor in the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston Univeristy.

My research interests span the political and moral psychology of war, international law, and international ethics. My current research agenda studies the problem of human shields in war.

My other research concerns cultural diffusion in war, and world politics more generally. For example, one article, recently published in International Studies Quarterly, studies the genesis and transmission of miracle stories in jihad. A working paper describes and explains the worldwide decline of ministries of war and the rise of ministries of defense.

I teach a variety of courses in political science, including Introduction to International Relations, Laws of War, International Human Rights, and International Ethics.