Jonathan Renshon

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Biography

I am a Trice Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science.  I recently completed my Ph.D. (2012) in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research interests are in the psychology of judgment and decision-making in foreign policy, and more broadly, in international security and experimental methods.

Publications

Courses

PS 919 Experimental Methods in Political Science Fall 2019-2020
PS 170 Research Methods in Political Science Fall 2019-2020
PS 170 Research Methods in Political Science Summer 2019
PS 960 Seminar-International Relations Spring 2018-2019
PS 170 Research Methods in Political Science Spring 2018-2019
PS 601 Decision-Making Nuclear Crisis Fall 2018-2019
PS 919 Experimental Methods in Political Science Spring 2017-2018
PS 206 Introduction to Political Psychology Spring 2017-2018
PS 960 Psychology & World Politics Spring 2016-2017
PS 200 Research Methods in Political Science Spring 2016-2017
PS 267 Introduction to Political Psychology Fall 2016-2017
PS 200 Research Methods in Political Science Spring 2015-2016
PS 601 Eye to Eye: The Cuban Missile Crisis in Perspective Fall 2015-2016

Awards

2017

APSA Foreign Policy Section “Best Paper Award” for “Tying Hands, Sinking Costs and Leader Attributes”

Grant from the Stanton Foundation to develop a course on nuclear security

Awarded the Lepgold Prize (Mortara Center, Georgetown University) for best book in IR for Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Princeton, 2017)

Awarded the Lepgold Prize (Mortara Center, Georgetown University) for best book in IR for Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Princeton, 2017)

2016-2017

Award for Best Paper by Untenured Scholar from International Organization for “Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders.”

2013-2014

2013 Best Dissertation Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for “Fighting for Status.”