Harry R. Targ

  • Professor, Director of Peace Studies
  • Ph.D. Northwestern University
    M.A. University of Illinois
    B.S. University of Illinois

Department Information

Latin American Studies // SIS // Faculty
Political Science // Faculty

Office Information

  • Courses

  • Spring 2017
    POL 230 - Introduction to Peace Studies
    POL 231- Introduction to U.S. Foreign Policy

    Fall 2016/Fall 2015/Spring 2015
    POL 231- Introduction to U.S. Foreign Policy
    POL 491 - Senior Seminar: Global Political Economy

    Spring 2016
    POL 230 - Introduction to Peace Studies

    Fall 2015
    POL 229 - The U.S., Cuba, and Latin America

    Spring 2015
    POL 517 - Politics of Capital & Labor in the U.S.

  • Specialization

  • International Political Economy
    American Foreign Policy
    The Labor Movement
    Central America and the Caribbean

  • Professor Targ has teaching and research interests in U.S. and international political economy, U.S. foreign policy, organized labor and class struggle, plant closings and unemployment, and U.S. foreign policy in Central America.  He has authored, International Relations in a World of Imperialism and Class Struggle, (Schenkman Books, 1983); Strategy of an Empire in Decline: Cold War II, (MEP Publications, 1986); and co-authored with Carolyn C. Perucci, Robert Perrucci and Dena B. Targ,  Plant Closings: International Context and Social Costs, (Adline Transaction, 1988). His book, Cuba and the United States: A New World Order? was published in 1992.  A co-edited volume, Marxism Today, was published in 1996.  Also, he has co-authored children's books on Guatemala and Honduras. More recently he published , Challenging Late Capitalism, Neoliberal Globalization, and Militarism and Diary of a Heartland Radical.

     He has published articles in such journals as, The Journal of Peace Research, Polity, Sociology of Education, Peace and Change, The International Studies Quarterly, and Alternatives. He is a member of the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition, the Northwest Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, and the American Association of University Professors at Purdue University.

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