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Louis Beres

Louis Rene' Beres

Professor of Political Science

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. Queens College

Curriculum Vitae
Office Hours: On Leave
Office: BRNG 2222
Office Phone: (765) 494-4189
Office Fax: (765) 494-0833
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International Relations
International Law


Spring 2015
No classes

Fall 2014
POL 432 -Problems World Order
POL 435 - International Law



Louis René Beres lectures and publishes widely on matters of terrorism, strategy and international law. The author of several early books on nuclear war and nuclear terrorism, he is closely involved with Israeli security issues, and is Chair of "Project Daniel," a group advising Israel's Prime Minister on existential nuclear questions. The group's final report, Israel's Strategic Future, has been the subject of several dozen editorial columns in some of the world's leading magazines and newspapers. Professor Beres' most recent articles have appeared in International Security (Harvard), and in the Policy Paper series of the Ariel Center for Policy Research (Israel). His opinion columns appear in such major newspapers as The New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz (Israel).

Selected Publications

Apocalypse: Nuclear Catastrophe in World Politics (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1980), 315 pp.

Terrorism and Global Security: The Nuclear Threat (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1979), 161 pp. (2nd ed., 1987).

Security or Armageddon: Israel's Nuclear Strategy (Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1986), 242 pp.