Andrew McWard

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations




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Research Interests

International institutions and organizations, domestic politics of international cooperation, nonstate actors in global governance, global Financial Governance, and alliances


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.


The Dynamics of NGO Participation in Global Governance

Courses Taught

PS 140- Introduction to International Relations, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2021

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

IS/PS 434- The Politics of Human Rights (online), Summer 2019

PS 356- Principles of International Law, Fall 2019

PS 350- International Political Economy, Spring 2020

PS 347- Terrorism, Fall 2020


“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.


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