Erik Gartzke

Erik Gartzke is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego and an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University. He earned his B.A. in History from the University of San Francisco, M.A. in Asian Studies from Seton Hall University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa.

Professor Gartzke researches the impact of information and institutions on war and peace. Although his research addresses these issues generally, he also focuses on the issue of nuclear proliferation.

Representative Publications

Gartzke, Erik, and Alex Weisiger. “Fading Friendships: Alliances, Affinities and the Activation of International Identities.” British Journal of Political Science 43.01 (2013): 25-52.

Gartzke, Erik, and Matthew Kroenig. “A Strategic Approach to Nuclear Proliferation.” Journal of Conflict Resolution (2009).

Gartzke, Erik. “Could Climate Change Precipitate Peace?.” Journal of Peace Research 49.1 (2012): 177-192.


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