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Julian Spencer-Churchill (Schofield), PhD

Associate Professor, Political Science

Julian Spencer-Churchill (Schofield), PhD

Dr. Julian Spencer-Churchill (Schofield)’s research focuses on security and strategic studies, which means the study of state and non-state power, as well as the causes of war and peace. He has published on topics covering every continent except Europe. His principal research focus is on arms racing and its impact on war causation, the sharing of nuclear weapons, naval strategy, and military doctrine and planning. His field research has included work at the US Pentagon and State Department, Egypt, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, and most frequently, Pakistan. His teaching focuses on strategic analysis, the procurement and deployment of nuclear weapons, the strategic studies of China, and causes of war and peace. He employs quantitative methodology, including operations research, statistics and games theory in all of his courses. He was an army engineer officer between 1988 and 2003.  

Teaching activities

POLI 205          Introduction to International Relations

POLI 302          Causes of War

POLI 313          The Strategic Studies of China

POLI 318          Introduction to Strategic Studies

POLI 419          Strategic Studies of Nuclear Weapons

POLI 644          Quantitative Methdology

POLI 687Z        Strategic Studies Graduate Seminar

Selected publications

Strategic Nuclear Sharing (New York:Palgrave-Macmillan, 2014).

Pakistan:the US, Geopolitics and Grand Strategies (with Usama Butt co-editor), (London:Pluto, 2012).

Militarization and War (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007).

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