Gary K. Bertsch Director, Center for International Trade and Security
Associate Professor of International Affairs
Dr. Conrad is Gary K. Bertsch Director of the Center for International Trade and Security and Associate Professor of International Affairs. His research focuses on international security issues, including terrorism and interstate conflict. Dr. Conrad’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, and his work has been published in leading academic journals, including International Organization, the Journal of Politics and the British Journal of Political Science. He is the author of the new book, Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict. Dr. Conrad has appeared in, and his research has been cited by, a variety of international media outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Slate France, Salon, and Voice of America. Dr. Conrad is also a key researcher at the Resources and Conflict Project, a partnership of researchers across various universities who evaluate environmental and natural resource determinants of violent conflict.