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

Students: sign up for an appointment during office hours using SignUpGenius.com

Canisius College IR community: meet up on our Facebook group page

 

 

Projects and Publications

My scholarly work seeks to contribute to our collective understanding of war and peace and leadership dynamics in the international system. Especially interesting to me are international rivalries, military intervention, the consequences of war, and the role of leaders in peacemaking. My interest in the United States as a leading power in the global system has motivated projects on US foreign and defense policy as well, some of which involve student researchers.

For a more complete list, please see my CV.  

 

Generations, Formative Events, & International Rivalries 

Published in International Studies Quarterly: "The Things They Carried: Generational Effects of the Vietnam War on Elite Opinion," with Benjamin O. Fordham (Binghamton University-SUNY).

An earlier version was presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) meeting in 2016.  Also, presented at ISA 2014: "Do Not Leave Baggage Unattended: Formative Events, Leaders’ Generational Identities, and Peacemaking between Rivals"


Cold War Rivalry Dynamics & Foreign Policy Decision-making


Rivalries and American National Security

Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security: "International Rivalries and National Security" with Brandon Valeriano (Marine Corps University). 


Power Shifts, System Leadership, Rivalry & War

Forthcoming in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory: "Power Transition Theory and the Essence of Revisionism."  Essay discusses power transition theory (PTT) and Graham Allison’s Thucydides Trap Project (TTP) in tandem, with two complementary aims in mind: to highlight theoretical and empirical contributions of the PTT research program, and to provide critical perspective on the TTP.

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