Eric Grynaviski

Eric Grynaviski

Eric Grynaviski

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs



Office Phone: (202) 994-1119

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.

International organization, social theories of international politics, international security, cold war, arms control, and international ethics.

PSC 3192W - The Hobbit

PSC 3500W - Fear & Politics

PSC 8441 - Advanced Theories of International Politics

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.

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010

M.A., George Mason University, 2005

B.A., Mary Washington College, 1999