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Kyle Beardsley, Professor

Kyle Beardsley
Contact Info:
Office Location:  140 Science Dr, 204H Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4300
Email Address:  
Web Page:   https://sites.duke.edu/kcbeardsley/

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • POLSCI 233.01, NUCLEAR WEAPONS Synopsis
    Gray 228, MW 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
    Gross Hall 104, M 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    LSRC A156, M 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
  • POLSCI 791S.01, THESIS WRITING Synopsis
    Gross Hall 111, M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM

Ph.D., University of California - San Diego, 2006

Security, Peace, & Conflict
International Relations
Research Interests:

Kyle Beardsley (Ph.D., UCSD, 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His research interests include the political consequences and causes of third-party involvement in peace processes, the nature of intrastate rebellion, the motivations for and implications of gender balancing in post-conflict security forces, and the effects of nuclear-weapons proliferation on crisis behavior. His book, The Mediation Dilemma, explores how third-party conflict management frequently does well in securing short-term peace but also can contribute to greater instability in the long run, especially when the third parties rely on leverage. Prior to coming to Duke, Prof. Beardsley was on faculty at Emory University.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Chen, C; Roberts, J; Adhikari, S; Asal, V; Beardsley, K; Gonzalez, E; Jahanbani, N; James, P; Lobell, SE; Ripsman, NM; Silverstone, S; van Wijk, A, Tipping Points: Challenges in Analyzing International Crisis Escalation, International Studies Review, vol. 24 no. 3 (July, 2022), Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Blair, RA; Karim, SM; Gilligan, MJ; Beardsley, K, Policing Ethnicity: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence on Discrimination, Cooperation, and Ethnic Balancing in the Liberian National Police, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 17 no. 2 (April, 2022), pp. 141-181, Now Publishers [doi]  [abs].
  3. Chen, C; Beardsley, K, Once and Future Peacemakers: Continuity of Third-party Involvement in Civil War Peace Processes, International Peacekeeping, vol. 28 no. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 285-311 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Beardsley, K, Clarifying the mediation dilemma: A response to “Sticks and carrots for peace”, Research & Politics, vol. 8 no. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 205316802110270-205316802110270, SAGE Publications [doi]  [abs].
  5. WEBSTER, K; TORRES, P; CHEN, C; BEARDSLEY, K, Ethnic and gender hierarchies in the crucible of war, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 64 no. 3 (September, 2020), pp. 710-722 [doi]  [abs].

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