Andrew McWard

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations


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Research Interests

International institutions and organizations, the domestic politics of international cooperation, nonstate actors in global governance, American foreign policy, alliance formation, human rights.


Andrew McWard (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in international relations with an emphasis on international organizations. His dissertation investigates the dynamics of nongovernmental organization (NGO) participation across and within intergovernmental organizations. He also researches the domestic politics of international cooperation, which includes separate projects on alliance formation and bilateral investment treaties. Andrew received his MA in Political Science from UW-Madison in 2018 and BA in International Relations from Hendrix College in 2017.


“Allies of Convenience: How NGOs and the United States Cooperate to Control Intergovernmental Organizations”


“Assessing Regional Human Rights Systems: from Convergence to Divergence” (with Daniel J. Whelan), (2020) in Why Human Rights Matter in Contemporary International Affairs, Routledge Studies in Human Rights, Mahmood Monshipouri (ed.). Routledge.

Courses Taught as Instructor (syllabi available upon request)

PS 356 – Principles of International Law (Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2023)

PS/IS 434 – The Politics of Human Rights (online) (Summer 2022)

PS 140 – Introduction to International Relations (online) (Summer 2021, w/ Jon Pevehouse)

Courses Taught as Teaching Assistant (selected)

PS 400 – Comparative Foreign Policy, Spring 2022

PS 350 – International Political Economy, Spring 2020

PS 347 – Terrorism, Fall 2020

PS 377 – Nuclear Weapons and World Politics, Spring 2018, Spring 2019


Early Excellence in Teaching Award (campus-wide TA award), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019

Distinction (highest level) on International Relations preliminary exam, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019

Future Faculty Partner, University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Academy, 2020

Political Science Department Graduate Student Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2020

Political Science Department nominee, UW-Madison College of Letters & Science Teaching Fellow Award, 2021