James McAllister

James McAllister
Chair and Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science
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Schapiro Hall Rm 230

Education

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).

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

PSCI 127 / LEAD 127(S)

America First?The Trump Era and the Future of World Politics

PSCI 202(F)

World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations

PSCI 242 / LEAD 242

America and the Vietnam War

PSCI 355 T / LEAD 355

American Realism: Kennan, Kissinger and the American Style of Foreign Policy

PSCI 362 T / LEAD 362

The Wilsonian Tradition in American Foreign Policy

PSCI 420 / LEAD 420

The Great Transformation: America and Europe in the 20th Century

Current Committees

  • Leadership Studies Program