Hello! I am Director of the Global Security Program and Faculty Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and the Chair of Middle East Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am an International Relations scholar specializing in international conflict management and political violence. I am Co-Editor-in-Chief with Dr. Brandon Prins of the journal International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association.
I have written two books - Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, & Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and Bombs and Ballots: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups (Routledge, 2010), edited another book - The China-Japan Border Dispute: Islands of Contention in a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Routledge, 2015), and am currently finishing a book manuscript on the peaceful resolution of territorial disputes with Dr. Emilia J. Powell. I was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines in 2017 and am involved in 2 U.S. government funded data collection projects, one from the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative and the other from the National Science Foundation.
I can be reached for inquiries about my research, data sets, public talks, and media interviews at kwiegand at utk.edu or 865-974-0969. My address is Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee, 1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996-3839.
Ph.D., Political Science, 2004
M.A., Political Science, 2001
Fields of concentration: International Relations & Security Studies
American University, School of International Service
M.A., Comparative & Regional Studies: Middle East, 1997
B.A., International Studies, 1993
Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy, 2018
Bridging the Gap International Policy Summer Institute, 2018
Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations & Strategy, 2003
American University of Beirut, Intensive Arabic, 2002
MY LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS:
-Listen to my podcast about legal strategies of China & the US
in the South China Sea - Center for International Maritime Security.
-War on the Rocks: "How Biden Should Handle the South China Sea Disputes"
-Duck of Minerva: "Can IR Have Its Own 'Big 3' Journals?"
-The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial Disputes (PRTD) data set published in JPR is available here.
-In my NSF funded research project, Issues in Civil Wars (ICW), we have completed data collection about rebel groups from the Middle East and are currently collecting data in Europe and Asia.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Consolidated Nuclear Security-Y-12, 2020-2021
National Science Foundation, 2018-2020
Department of Defense Minerva Initiative, 2015-2018
Fulbright Senior Scholar, De La Salle University, Philippines, 2017
Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2016
Global Security Fellow, Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy, 2014-
POSCO Visiting Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2013