David J. Traven, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Personal Website: http://davidtraven.weebly.com/
Phone: (657) 278 - 4606
Office: GH 541
T 12:00 - 3:00 PM
or by appointment
- 2013, Ph.D., Ohio State University
- 2006, M.A. in Philosophy, Ohio State University
- 2004, B.A., Ohio State University
International relations: law and ethnics of armed conflict.
- “Moral Cognition and the Law and Ethics of Armed Conflict.” International Studies Review, 17(14), 2015, 556-587.
- “Acting Rationally Without Really Thinking: The Logic of Rational Intuitionism in IR Theory.” Co-authored with Marcus Holmes (The College of William and Mary). International Studies Review, 17(3), 414-440.
- “How Many Dead Civilians Make a War Crime? Ask the UN, Israel, and Hamas.” The Washington Post, The Monkey Cage, July 14, 2015.
Works in Progress
- Law and Sentiment in International Politics: Ethics, Emotions, and the Evolution of the Laws of War. Book Manuscript.
- “A Moral Revolution in the History of Humankind? The Geneva Conventions, Evasive Sincerity, and the Politics of Nuclear Weapons Use.” Article Manuscript.
- “Communicating Compliance: The Laws of War and the Politics of U.S. Bombing Practices in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, 1965-1972.” Article Manuscript.