Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-6290
Fax: (202) 994-1974
polsci@gwu.edu


Elizabeth Saunders

Elizabeth N. Saunders

Title — Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Office — Monroe 468

Office Hours — Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00pm

Phone — (202) 994-1437; Fax: (202) 994-7743

E-mail — esaunder@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise —

International security, U.S. foreign policy

Education

Ph.D., Yale University, 2007

Background

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Elizabeth N. Saunders is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. Her research and teaching interests focus on international security and foreign policy.  She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University; a visiting scholar at the American Political Science Association’s Centennial Center; a Brookings Institution Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies; and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her work has appeared in International Studies Quarterly, International Security, the American Journal of Political Science, and International Studies Review.

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Professor Saunders's book, Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions, will be published by Cornell University Press in early 2011. Her doctoral dissertation, “Wars of Choice: Leadership, Threat Perception, and Military Interventions,” was a co-recipient of Yale University’s John Addison Porter Prize, as well as the award for best dissertation in strategic studies from the Committee for the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy.