Faculty & Staff

Edward D. Mansfield, Director

Edward D. MansfieldEdward D. Mansfield is Hum Rosen Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international security and international political economy. He is the author of Power, Trade, and War (Princeton University Press, 1994) and the co-author (with Jack Snyder) of Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies go to War (MIT Press, 2005). The recipient of the 2000 Karl W. Deutsch Award in International Relations and Peace Research, he has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and his research has been supported by grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Mershon Center, and the United States Institute for Peace. He edits the University of Michigan Press Series on International Political Economy; serves on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, International Organization, and World Politics; and was Program Co-Chair for the 2001 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.



Avery Goldstein, Associate Director

Avery GoldsteinAvery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China's Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991). Goldstein is also a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institue in Philadelphia.



Michael Horowitz, Associate Director 

Michael C. Horowitz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics. His research interests include military innovation, the future of war, forecasting, the role of leaders in international politics, and the relationship between religion and international politics. He has published in a wide array of peer reviewed journals, as well as more popular outlets such as Politico and Foreign Policy. He is also an investigator on the Good Judgment Project. Professor Horowitz spent 2013 working for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy in the Department of Defense as an International Affairs Fellow, funded by the Council on Foreign Relations. He is affiliated with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Center for a New American Security. He is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He has held fellowships at the Weatherhead Center, Olin Institute, and Belfer Center at Harvard, where he received his PhD in Government. Professor Horowitz received his BA in political science from Emory University.



Anne Kalbach, Center Administrator




Jennifer Amyx, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ryan Brutger, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law

Julia Gray, Associate Professor of Political Science

Witold Henisz, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management at the Wharton School

Ian S. Lustick, Professor, Bess W. Heyman Chair of Political Science

Julia Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science

Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science

Nicholas Sambanis, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Rudra Sil, Professor of Political Science

Beth Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics

Alex Weisiger, Associate Professor of Political Science