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Shannon, Megan

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • My research explores how international institutions influence human and interstate security. I show that international law and organizations help actors give up the use of violence and commit to peace agreements.


  • international conflict, international conflict management, international institutions, United Nations peacekeeping, international organizations, international peace and security


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courses taught

  • PSCI 2223 - Introduction to International Relations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2022
    Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and nonstate actors.
  • PSCI 3183 - International Law
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2023
    Investigates the legal principles and landmark judicial cases that govern relations between countries and other international actors. Explores the development and effectiveness of law on issues such as human rights, war crimes, and the use of military force. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2223.
  • PSCI 7043 - Seminar: Problems of International Organization
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    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 7075 - Scope and Methods of Political Science
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Introduces students to research design, with a subsequent focus on professional development. Students learn about different styles of research, central methodological points surrounding (and differentiating) these styles, and standards for evaluating research, regardless of approach or content.
  • PSCI 7123 - Seminar: Conflict Behavior - The Politics of Violence
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021
    Surveys historical, theoretical, and empirical analyses of violent conflict behavior, including the causes and consequences of civil war, protests, insurgency, terrorism, revolution, and intervention.


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