Patrick Regan is a professor of political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Regan studies the role of external actors in managing armed conflict. His work involves evaluating how interventions shape conflict, paying particular attention to the interaction between military interventions and diplomatic mediation in civil wars. He also is interested in the conditions under which opposition protest movements have the potential to escalate to civil war and how external actor’s can influence that process.
Regan is the author of three books, Sixteen Million One: Understanding Civil War (Paradigm, 2010), Civil Wars and Foreign Powers (Michigan, 2000), and Organizing Societies for War (Praeger, 1994). Sixteen Million One was a finalist in the Grawemeyer Competition for Ideas that Improve World Order. He also has published a number of research articles in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and others. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that explores the political roots of our collective response to climate change.
He has served on the editorial boards of the International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Civil Wars, and International Interactions. He also serves on the advisory board of the International Studies Intensive Series of Paradigm Press and the advisory board of the Correlates of War Project. He is the President Elect of the Peace Science Society.
In this video, Regan discusses his work studying protest movements, climate change, and the importance of interdisciplinarity in the field of political science.
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