Jon DiCicco

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Relations at Canisius College

Greetings! I'm Jonathan DiCicco (Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2006), an active international relations scholar and educator. I'm Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Relations Program at Canisius College, a Jesuit university in Buffalo, New York. This website serves as my home base on the Internet and is designed to be a gateway for me and my students as we seek to understand international relations, war and peace, and American foreign affairs.

Reach me on email: diciccoj [at] canisius [dot] edu

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My scholarship investigates the causes, conduct, consequences, management, and resolution of international conflict and rivalries, as well as American defense and foreign policy in contemporary historical perspective.

My published research has emphasized the broad themes of leaders and leadership, including political and military leaders in times of war and peace, leaders' roles in managing and resolving dangerous rivalries, American leadership of the international order, and power transitions at the apex of that order. Recent and ongoing projects focus on understanding the microfoundations of rivalry change, including public opinion and generational attitudes toward enemy countries and the use of force abroad, and the struggle to adjust US defense policy to shrinking budgets and changing global realities. Click or tap here for current projects and recent publications, and here for a Google Scholar citation report.




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