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Keith Shimko

Associate Professor of Political Science
Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Keith Shimko's primary teaching and research interests are in international relations, particularly United States foreign/defense policy, international security, war and international conflict, and international relations theory. He is the author of Images and Arms Control (University of Michigan Press), The Iraq Wars and America’s Military Revolution (Cambridge University Press), five editions of International Relations: Perspectives, Controversies and Readings (Cengage), and The Foreign Policy Puzzle: Interests, Threats and Tools (Oxford University Press). Keith is currently working on a book examining debates among conservatives about the Iraq War entitled Bush and Burke in Baghdad: American Conservatism and the Iraq War. Keith is the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award and the Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, and was inducted into Purdue University’s Book of Great Teachers in 2014.

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