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James D. Fearon (Professor)

James D. Fearon (650) 725-1314
Personal bio
James Fearon is Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His research focuses on political violence -- interstate, civil, and ethnic conflict -- though he has also worked on the impact of democracy on foreign policy and on the impact of foreign aid in Africa. Fearon was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2012 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He is a Program Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and was Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stanford from 2008-2010. He taught at the University of Chicago before coming to Stanford in 1998, and got his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1992.

Currently teaching
ECON 221: Political Economy II (Winter)
POLISCI 101: Introduction to International Relations (Autumn)
POLISCI 356A: Formal Theory I: Game Theory for Political Science (Autumn)
POLISCI 411B: Workshop in International Relations (Winter)
POLISCI 460B: Political Economy II (Winter)
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