Brian Lai

Brian Lai
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
319 SH
Office hours: 
M,W 1:30-3:00pm
and by appointment
Phone number: 
Research Area: 
International Relations
Political Methodology
Additional Research Areas: 
American Foreign Policy
Domestic Politics and International Relations
Conflict Processes
PhD Emory University, 2001
  • “’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).