James McAllister

James McAllister

Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science

Schapiro Hall Rm 230


B.A. State University of New York, Buffalo (1986)
M.A. Columbia University (1989)
Ph.D. Columbia University, Political Science (1999)

Areas of Expertise

“No Exit: America and the German Problem 1943-1954″ Cornell University Press, 2002. “The Lost Revolution: Edward Lansdale and the American Defeat in Vietnam 1964-1968,” Small Wars and Insurgencies (2003), pp.1-26. “A Fiasco of Noble Proportions: The Johnson Administration and the South Vietnamese Elections of 1967,” Pacific Historical Review (2004), pp.619-652. “The Limits of Influence in Vietnam: Great Britain, the United States, and the Diem Regime, 1959-1963,” Small Wars and Insurgencies (2006), pp.22-43. Coauthored with Ian Schulte. “Only Religions Count in Vietnam: Thich Tri Quang and the Vietnam War,” Modern Asian Studies (2007), pp.1-32. “What Can One Man Do? Nguyen Duc Thang and the Limits of Reform in South Vietnam,” Journal of Vietnam Studies (accepted for publication, forthcoming 2008).


PSCI 161 / GBST 103 / LEAD 165 LEC

America and the World (not offered 2024/25)

PSCI 162 / LEAD 127 LEC

America First? The Trump Era and the Future of World Politics (not offered 2024/25)

PSCI 263 / LEAD 242 SEM

America and the Vietnam War (not offered 2024/25)

PSCI 355 / LEAD 355 TUT

American Realism: Kennan, Kissinger and the American Style of Foreign Policy (not offered 2024/25)

PSCI 362 / LEAD 362 TUT

The Wilsonian Tradition in American Foreign Policy (not offered 2024/25)


Noam Chomsky and the Radical Critique of American Foreign Policy (not offered 2024/25)

Current Committees

  • Honor and Discipline Committee