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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 2023):

  • HOUSECS 59.10, HOUSE COURSE (SP TOP) Synopsis
    Sanford 201, W 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
  • POLSCI 659S.01, CIVIL WARS Synopsis
    Physics 205, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
    LSRC D243, Tu 08:30 AM-11:00 AM

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. Karim, S; Beardsley, K, Peacekeeping and the problem of sexual and gender-based violence, in Consent in peacekeeping (December, 2022), pp. 256-269, Edward Elgar Publishing [doi] .
  2. 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 (September, 2022), Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  3. 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].
  4. Mahmood, Z; Beardsley, K; Newton, C; Roy, C; Kathman, JD; Tucker, C; Nomikos, WG; Villa, DN; Binder, M; Allen, S; Yuen, A; Passmore, TJA; Shannon, M; Hultman, L; Chapman, TL, The United Nations After 75: Assessing Current Understandings, Charting Fruitful Research Agendas, International Peacekeeping, vol. 29 no. 4 (January, 2022), pp. 551-623 [doi]  [abs].
  5. 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].

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