Jeffrey D. Berejikian

Department of International Affairs, Center for International Trade and Security (CITS)
Associate Professor
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
Senior Fellow, Center for International Trade and Security

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Department of International Affairs, Center for International Trade and Security (CITS)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Berejikian is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia, and Associate Professor in the Department of International Affairs. Dr. Berejikian earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and held a previous appointment with the University of Tennessee.

Education
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon 1995, Political Science
  • M.S., University of Oregon 1991 , Political Science
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo 1988 , Political Science
More About

Dr. Jeffrey D. Berejikian is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor a the University of Georgia, and Associate Professor in the Department of International Affairs. Dr. Berejikian earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and held a previous appointment with the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Berejikain’s research integrates findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience with contemporary foreign policy and appears in the top journals in the discipline, including the American Political Science Review, Political Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Dr. Berejikian has applied this approach to a broad set of topics including interstate conflict, military deterrence, environmental politics, human rights, nuclear proliferation, social revolution, democratic theory, and trade policy. His book, “International Relations Under Risk” is published by SUNY Press. It explores the conditions under which governments take inordinate risks in the conduct of their foreign  policy, and has been translated into Korean.  Dr. Berejikian has been invited  to discuss his research on National Public Radio and has been asked to offer recommendations to the U.S. government in the formation of deterrence policy.

Dr. Berejikian teaches a wide variety of courses, including semester long computer-based foreign policy simulation (www.berejikian.net). Students run their own countries and compete with one another in a networked envrionment. Dr. Berejikian’s teaching has received multiple awards recognizing the quality of his graduate and undergraduate teaching. He is a member of the University of Georgia Teaching Academy.

Areas of Expertise
  • Foreign Policy
  • Decision Making
  • Economic Sanctions
  • International Relations Theory
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • University of Georgia Innovative Instruction Faculty Grant, 2012
  • University of Georgia Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2012
  • University of Georgia Teaching Academy (inducted 2010)
  • University of Georgia Senior Teaching Fellow (inducted 2010)
  • University of Georgia Student Government Association Outstanding Teaching (2010)
  • University of Georgia, Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2005
  • School of Public and International Affairs Excellence in Teaching Award, 2004.
  • Jefferson Prize for outstanding young scholarship. University of Tennessee 1998.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Graduate Teaching, University of Tennessee 1998.
  • University of Tennessee Professional Development Award 1997.
  • University of Tennessee Scholarly Activities Research Incentive Fund 1996. -University of
  • Oregon Doctoral Research Fellowship 1993.
Affiliations
Course Instruction

INTL 4265 Global Simulation

Research Interests

Dr. Berejikain’s research integrates findings from cognitive psychology and neuroscience with contemporary foreign policy and appears in the top journals in the discipline, including the American Political Science Review, Political Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Dr. Berejikian has applied this approach to a broad set of topics including interstate conflict, military deterrence, environmental politics, human rights, nuclear proliferation, social revolution, democratic theory, and trade policy.

Selected Publications
  • “Revolutionary Collective Action and the Agent-Structure Problem” American Political Science Review. Vol.86 No.3 1992. pp.647-657 (Reprinted in: Revolutions: Critical Concepts in Political Science, ed. Rosemary O’Kane. Routledge: London. 2000.)
  • “Reconstructive Democratic Theory” (with John Dryzek) American Political Science Review. Vol.87 No.1 1993. pp.48-60.
  • “The Gains Debate: Framing State Choice” American Political Science Review. Vol.91 No.4 1997. pp.789-805.
  • “Reflexive Action in International Politics” (with John Dryzek) British Journal of Political Science. Vo1.30. April. 2000 pp.193-216.
  • “A Cognitive Theory of Deterrence” Journal of Peace Research Vol. 39. No.2. 2002. pp. 165-183.(Reprinted in Peace, Prosperity and Policy on the Korean Peninsula: The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy in the Korean Peninsula. In-Duk Kang, Ed. Institute for East Asian             Studies (Seoul, Korea). 2005. )
  • “Behavioural Decision Theory and the Gains Debate in International Politics” (with Matthew Mulford) Political Studies Vol. 50. No.2. 2002.
  • “Model Building with Prospect Theory: A Cognitive Approach to International Relations Theory.”Political Psychology Vol. 23 No.4 2003.
  • “Deploying Sanctions while Protecting Human Rights” (with Ella Shagabutdinova). Journal of Human Rights. Vol. 6 No.1 2007
  • Jeffrey Berejikian (w/Matt Fuhrmann). “Disaggregating Noncompliance: Abstention versus Predation in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime” Journal of Conflict Resolution. Vol. 56 No. 3 2012
  • Jeffrey Berejikian (w/Bryan early). “Loss Aversion and Foreign Policy Resolve” Political Psychology. Vol.34 No.5 2013.