Areas of Expertise
International organization, social theories of international politics, international security, cold war, arms control, and international ethics.
Professor Grynaviski's research interests include studying international security and U.S. foreign policy from sociological and ethical perspectives. Constructive Illusions: Rethinking the Origins of International Cooperation, which is forthcoming with Cornell University Press, studies the salutary effects of misperceptions on cooperation during the U.S.-Soviet détente, a portion of which appeared in Security Studies. In addition, he is working on projects related to the moral importance of public reason in international ethics, counterfactual theories of causation in foreign policy decision-making, and mechanisms of social integration in global society. Related work has appeared in International Theory, and is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Relations.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010
M.A., George Mason University, 2005
B.A., Mary Washington College, 1999
2018, America’s Middlemen: Power at the Edge of Empire. Cambridge University Press.
2014, Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation. Cornell University Press.
PSC 3192W - The Hobbit
PSC 3500W - Fear & Politics
PSC 8441 - Advanced Theories of International Politics