Peter D. Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in Sanford School and Bass Fellow and Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy
- Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2017):
Teaching (Fall 2017):
- POLSCI 667S.01, AMER CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS
- Gross Hall 105, Th 08:30 AM-11:00 AM
- POLSCI 160D.001, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF
- White 107, TuTh 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
- POLSCI 160D.01D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF
- TBA, Th 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
- POLSCI 160D.02D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF
- Carr 136, Th 04:55 PM-05:45 PM
- POLSCI 160D.03D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF
- East Duke 204A, F 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
- POLSCI 160D.04D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF
- East Duke 204A, F 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
- Office Hours:
- Monday 9:00-10:00,
Wednesday 10:00-11:00 & by appointment
- Ph.D., Harvard University, 1990
- A.M., Harvard University, 1986
- B.A., Lehigh University, 1983
Security, Peace, & Conflict
- Research Interests: Security Studies, Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons
Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author, with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009), co-author, with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College (Ten Speed Press, 2008), and co-author, with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Recent Publications
- Feaver, P, Civil–Military Relations and Policy: A Sampling of a New Wave of Scholarship,
Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 40 no. 1-2
pp. 325-342 [doi] .
- Feaver, PD, Resign in Protest? A Cure Worse Than Most Diseases,
Armed Forces & Society, vol. 43 no. 1
pp. 29-40 [doi] .
- Brands, H; Feaver, P, Stress-Testing American Grand Strategy,
Survival, vol. 58 no. 6
pp. 93-120 [doi] .
- Feaver, PD; Lorber, EB, The sanctions myth,
National Interest, vol. 2015 no. July-August
(January, 2015) .
- P.D. Feaver, What do Policymakers Want From Academic Experts on Nuclear Proliferation?,
(July 8, 2014) .