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Ole R. Holsti, George V. Allen Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations

Ole R. Holsti
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Office Location:  301B Perkins Library, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7051
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Ph.D., Stanford University, 1962
Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1962
M.A.T., Wesleyan University, 1956
B.A., Stanford University, 1954

International Relations
Security, Peace, & Conflict
Research Interests:

Current projects: U.S. public opinion and foreign policy in the post-9/11 era., How publics abroad view the U.S. and U.S. foreign policy

George V. Allen Professor of Political Science, specializes in international politics and foreign policy decision-making. He is the author of Crisis, Escalation, War, Content Analysis for the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy and co-author of International Alliance: Unity and Disintegration, Enemies in Politics, Communication Content, Content Analysis, Change in the International System, American Leadership in World Affairs: Vietnam and The Breakdown of Consensus, and Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy. His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, The Handbook of Social Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, World Politics, Journal of Politics, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Diplomatic History, Political Psychology, and various other journals and books. He is former associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and he is Contributing Editor of Running Journal. Professor Holsti was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1981-82. He was President of the International Studies Association for 1979-80, he was the recipient of the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for "distinguished professional contributions to political psychology" and is a past Vice President of the ISPP. He won the Howard Johnson award for distinguished teaching in 1990 and The Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1995. He has been the recipient of six National Science Foundation Research Grants, and distinguished lifetime achievement awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Society for Political Psychology. His non-academic interests including running and racewalking marathons.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Holsti, OR; Siverson, RM; George, AL, Preface (January, 2019), pp. xv-xvi .
  2. Holsti, OR, Crisis, stress, and decisionmaking, in The War System: An Interdisciplinary Approach (January, Accepted, 2019), pp. 491-508 .
  3. Holsti, OR, What are the russians up to now: The beliefs of american leaders about the soviet union and soviet-american relations, 1976-1984, in East-west Conflict: Elite Perceptions and Political Options (January, Accepted, 2019), pp. 45-105 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Holsti, OR; Siverson, RM; George, AL, Change in the international system (January, 2019), pp. 1-316 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Holsti, OR; Rosenau, JN, Cold war axioms in the post-vietnam era, in Change In The International System (January, Accepted, 2019), pp. 263-301 [doi]  [abs].

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