Robert A. Pape – National Security and Terrorism Expert. Keynote Speaker, Broadcaster and Author.
Robert A. Pape is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago specialising in international security affairs.
His publications include:
- Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (2005)
- Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War (Cornell 1996)
- “Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work,” International Security (1997)
- “The Determinants of International Moral Action,” International Organization (1999)
- “The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” American Political Science Review (2003)
- “Soft Balancing against the United States,” International Security (2005).
His commentary on international security policy has appeared in
- The New York Times
- Washington Post
- New Republic
- Boston Globe
- Los Angeles Times
- Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Robert Pape is a frequent commentator and has appeared on:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Fox News
- National Public Radio.
Before moving to Chicago in 1999, Robert Pape taught international relations at Dartmouth College for five years and air power strategy for the USAF’s School of Advanced Airpower Studies for three years. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1988 and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982.
His current work focuses on the causes of suicide terrorism and the politics of unipolarity.
- January 2004 – present
- Director, Chicago Project on Suicide Terrorism, University of Chicago,
- Chicago, July 1999 – present
- Co-director, Program on International Security Policy, University of
- July 2002 – June 2003
- Chair, Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago,
- Chicago, July 2002 – June 2003
- Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department, University of
- Director of Dartmouth’s program at the London School of Economics, 1996.
Research and Teaching Interests:
National security affairs, theory of coercive air power, deterrence theory.
Economic sanctions, ethnic conflict, American grand strategy.
International Relations, theory of international moral action.
Qualitative methods of social science.
Speaking Topics include:
- International Relations Theory
- National Security Affairs
- Causes of Suicide Terrorism
- Growing Threats of Suicide Terrorism
- Causes of Global Insurgency
- Religion and U.S Foreign Policy