Kelly M. Kadera

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Kelly M. Kadera
Associate Professor
373 SH
Office hours:
by appointment
Phone number:
(319) 335-2363
Email: Website:

Research Area

International Relations

Additional Research Areas

Formal Theory


Prof. Kadera studies conflict processes and dynamic modeling.


PhD University of Illinois, 1995


  • "The Trade-Offs of Fighting and Investing: A Model of the Evolution of War and Peace," Conflict Management and Peace Science (with D. S. Morey, 2008).
  • The Power Conflict Story: A Dynamic Model of Interstate Rivalry, University of Michigan Press (2001).
  • “Transmission, Barriers, and Constraints: A Dynamic Model of the Spread of War,” Journal of Conflict Resolution (1998).