David H. Bearce's areas of research include International Political Economy (focusing on the politics of exchange rate regimes, foreign aid, and international labor mobility) and International Organization (focusing on the how inter-governmental organizations may help reduce conflict among member-states).
international relations, international organizations, international political economy, exchange rate regimes, foreign aid, international labor flows
IAFS 1000 - Global Issues and International Affairs
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Introduces the student to the international affairs program. The course examines political and economic development in several countries in many different world regions. Examines historical trends and development as well as current political and economic issues.
IAFS 4500 - The Post-Cold War World
Capstone course for international affairs majors. Examines the ways in which the end of the Cold War, the collapse of failed states, and the rise of global terrorism changed the world. Studies how peoples, governments and nongovernmental organizations face new social, political, economic and security challenges in an era of globalization. Includes discussion, oral reports, critical book reviews, and research papers.
PSCI 3163 - American Foreign Policy
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Examines foundations, assumptions, objectives, dynamics, and methods of U.S. foreign policy since WWII. Gives special attention to domestic and external problems of adapting U.S. policy to the changing world environment. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
PSCI 7043 - Seminar: Problems of International Organization
Studies selected problems concerning administration and operation of public international organizations, including the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Considers decision making, executive leadership, internal organization, personnel policies, coordination of activities, and financing.
PSCI 7183 - International Cooperation
Investigates the origins, forms and consequences of international cooperation. The course covers both theoretical material related to international cooperation and various related global issue areas; security, economy, environment and social welfare. For each issue area, the key theoretical debates, empirical findings, as well as central challenges and parameters that constrain international cooperation will be investigated.