President

The President serves a one year term and works during that time to propose programs and policies designed to advance the best interests of the Association. He or she convenes and presides over meetings of the Executive Committee, the Governing Council, and the Annual Business Meeting while overseeing the work of the Executive Office.

Cameron G. Thies, ISA President 2019-2020

About Cameron G. Thies

Cameron G. Thies conducts research in the areas of statebuilding in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, foreign policy analysis, and international relations theory. He has published in a wide array of journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of International Relations, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Comparative Political Studies, among others. He has published books with Michigan, Stanford, Oxford and Routledge. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis and is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Foreign Policy Analysis. He is the former founding co-Editor-in-Chief of Political Science Research and Methods, and former Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Analysis.

Selected Publications:

  • The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2018), Editor-in-Chief
  • “The Foreign Policy Rhetoric of Populism: Chávez, Oil and Anti-Imperialism,” (Political Research Quarterly, 2018) with Iñaki Sagarzazu
  • Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism: Understanding BRICS Identity and Behavior through Time (University of Michigan Press, 2017) with Mark David Nieman
  • Intra-Industry Trade: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy (Stanford University Press, 2015) with Timothy M. Peterson
  • “Of Rulers, Rebels and Revenue: State Capacity, Civil War Onset and Primary Commodities (Journal of Peace Research, 2010).
  • "War, Rivalry, and State Building in Latin America" (American Journal of Political Science, 2005).
  • “A Pragmatic Guide to Qualitative Historical Analysis in the Study of International Relations (International Studies Perspectives , 2002)

ISA President, 2019-2020

Cameron G. Thies | President
Arizona State University
March 2019 - March 2020

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