MY LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS:
-FORTHCOMING in May 2023: The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial and Maritime Disputes, with Emilia Justyna Powell, Oxford University Press
-The Minerva/DOD funded Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) Identity Claims data website can be found here.
-Listen to The Warcast Podcast, "South Korea’s President-Elect Promises Foreign Policy Shift"
-My article "The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: How the Patron Benefits from the Protege" is available here.
-Listen to a Sea Control 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 NSF data project, Issues in Civil Wars (ICW) is completed!
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
Hello! I am Director of Global Security and Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am an International Relations scholar specializing in international conflict management, territorial and maritime disputes, East Asian security, and political violence. I serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief with Dr. Brandon Prins of the journal International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association. I am an Adjunct Fellow at the Pacific Forum.
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.
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
Adjunct Fellow, Pacific Forum, 2022-
Korea Foundation, 2021-2022
Consolidated Nuclear Services/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
POSCO Visiting Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2013