James J. Marquardt

Associate Professor of Politics
Chair, International Relations Program

Specialization

American Foreign Policy
International Relations

Interests

American Foreign Policy
21st Century Great Power Politics
International Security
Transparency and Politics

Education

PhD Political Science, University of Chicago
MA International Relations, University of Chicago
BA Political Science, Villanova University

Current Courses

Politics 110: Introduction to Global Politics
Politics 240: American Foreign Policy
Politics 241: Global Issues
Politics 245: Theories of International Relations
Politics 482: Senior Seminar on Democracy, Peace, & War
First-Year Studies: World War I and Its Legacy

Books

Transparency and American Primacy in World Politics
(Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011)

Articles and Book Chapters

James J. Marquardt (and Robert Lemke), “Freedom and Transparency: Democracies, Non-Democracies, and Conventional Arms Transfers,” Democracy and Security, Vol. 3 (2007), pp. 1-26.

James J. Marquardt, “American Primacy and Open Skies,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 18, No. 3, Sept. 2007, pp. 617-39.

James J. Marquardt, “Transparency and Security Competition: Open Skies and America’s Cold War Statecraft, 1948-60,” The Journal of Cold War Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Winter 2007), pp. 55-87.  Article reviewed by John Prados, “Open Skies in Theory and Practice,” H-DIPLO, July 2007. (read article)

“Open Skies: Not a Moment Too Soon,” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 58, No. 1 (January - February 2002), pp. 18-20.

Works in Progress

Obama and the Politics of Open Government and Transparency (book manuscript)

Invited Talks

Paper Presenter, “Gazing Eagle, Hiding Dragon: The Transparency Discourse in Sino-American Relations” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2007

Paper Presenter, “Transparency and Power Politics,” American Anthropological Association, San Jose, California, November 2006

Paper Presenter, “Kant on Peace and Publicity: Implications for International Relations,” American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2006

Paper Co-Presenter (with Robert Lemke), “Are Democracies More Transparent in Their External Affairs Than Dictatorships? Evidence from the United Nations Register on Conventional Arms, 1992-2004,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2006

Paper Co-Presenter (with Robert Lemke), “Freedom, Transparency, and Economic Growth,” Midwest Economics Association 70th Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, March, 2006
 
Paper Presenter, “Transparency and American Governance: Implications for the Conduct of Foreign Policy,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 2006

“The Implementation of the Treaty on Open Skies,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., September 2005
 
“Bridging Differences or a Bridge to Nowhere? Britain, Rapid Reaction Forces, and Euro-Atlantic Security,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2005

“Transparency, Hegemony, and ‘Ideological Blowback’ in American Foreign Policy,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2005

“The Disciplinary Power of Transparency in America: Implications for the Conduct of Foreign Policy,” International Studies Association Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2004

“The Troubled Waters of Trans-Atlantic Diplomacy: The US, Europe, and Rapid Response Forces,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 2004

“The Causes and Consequences of American Buckpassing,” Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, May 2000

 “Will America Be a Reliable Great Power in the 21st Century?” Northeast Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Albany, New York, November 2000

“Transparency and the Security Dilemma,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., August 1998

Other Talks

Invited Participant, Conference on “Perspectives for Cooperative Aerial Observation and the Treaty on Open Skies,” Stockholm, Sweden, November - December 2004

Invited Observer, German-U.S. Joint Training Flight of the Open Skies Treaty, Nordholz Naval Air Station, Cuxhaven/Bremen, Germany, March 2003

Invited Participant, Center for Strategic Education of the Nitze School of Advanced Interna-tional Studies Summer Program on Teaching Strategic Studies. Vergennes, Vermont, June 2001

Summer Workshop on Military Strategy and Operations, Institute for War and Peace Studies of Columbia University, Ithaca, New York, June 2000

Popular Work

Lecture Presentation, “The Lessons of the Iraq War for American Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” The Humanities Series of the Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, Illinois, September 2007

Lecture Presentation, “A Pragmatic Foreign Policy for America,” Deerfield Senior Center, Deerfield, Illinois, July 2007
 
Lecture Presentation, “The Revival of Realism in U.S. Foreign Policy,” Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center, Lake Forest, Illinois, March 2007 

Lecture Presentation, “The Israeli Lobby’ Thesis,”  The Humanities Series of the Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, Illinois, October 2006
 
Facilitator, Discussion of Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat, No Name Book Club of Lake Forest, Lake Forest, Illinois, May 2006
 
Lecture Presentation, “U.S. and the 21st Century World: Relations with the Great Powers,” The Humanities Series of the Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, Illinois, May 2006
 
Lecture Presentation, “U.S. and the 21st Century World: A Survey of Foreign Policy Strategies,” The Humanities Series of the Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park, Illinois, May 2006

Lecture Presentation, “America and Great Power Relations in the 21st Century,” Quest program of the College of Lake County, June 2005

Lecture Presentation, “The Future of the War on Terror,” Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Morning Rotary Club, Harrison House, Lake Bluff, Illinois, June 2005

Lecture Presentation, “America and the European Defense Identity,” North Shore and Chicago Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, February 2004

Facilitator, “The Future of American Foreign Policy,” Three-day seminar sponsored by Aspen-in-Chicago, Starved Rock State Park, near Ottawa, Illinois, October - November 2003

Lecture Presentation, “Iraq: War of Liberation or War of Attrition?” College of Lake County, Highland Park, Illinois, October 2003

Awards and Honors

Summer Research Grant, Lake Forest College, May - August 2005

Summer Research Grant, Lake Forest College, May - August 2004

Summer Research Grant, Lake Forest College, May - August 2003

Smith-Richardson Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 1997 - 98 Overseas Dissertation Research Grant, 1997 - 98

MacArthur Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 1995 - 96

Mellon Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship, 1992 - 93