Brian Lai

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Brian Lai
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office:
319 SH
Office hours:
T, W 2:00–3:30pm
and by appointment
Phone number:
(319) 335-2353
Email: Website:

Research Area

International Relations
Political Methodology

Additional Research Areas

American Foreign Policy
Terrorism
Domestic Politics and International Relations
Conflict Processes

Education

PhD Emory University, 2001

Publications

  • “’Draining the Swamp’: Empirical Examination of Factors that lead to the Production of International Terrorism, 1967-1997,” Conflict Management and Peace Science (2007).
  • “Institutions of the Offensive: Domestic Sources of Dispute Initiation in Authoritarian Regimes, 1950-1992,” American Journal of Political Science (with Dan Slater, 2006).
  • “Democracy, Political Similarity, and International Alliances, 1816-1992,” Journal of Conflict Resolution (with Dan Reiter, 2000).