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Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Mark Wintz
Assistant Professor
221 Albert W. Brown Building
(585) 395-5948


Ph.D. in Public Policy and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh (2006)
M.A in Political Science, University of Akron (1996)
B.A in Political Science and History, Kent State University (1994)

Courses Taught:

PLS 111 International Relations
PLS 333 American Foreign Policy
PLS 338 Global Issues
PLS 383 Middle East World Politics
PLS 444 National Security

Other Courses Taught

Postwar European Security
Transatlantic Security in the 21st Century

Research Interests:

American and Comparative National Security, American Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics,
Diplomatic History, International Relations, International Conflict and Security, International
Terrorism, Middle East Politics, Military History, Military Intervention, NATO


Transatlantic Diplomacy and the Use of Military Force in the Post-Cold War Era (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)

"Transatlantic Crisis Not New." Christian Democratic Perspectives, Fall 2003 (Den Haag, Netherlands: Scientific Institute of the Christian Democratic Alliance)

Selected Professional Experience:

Director of International Studies, The College at Brockport (2007-Present)
Founder and Director, University of Pittsburgh First Annual Model NATO Conference (2006)
Founder and Advisor, University of Pittsburgh Model NATO Club (2004-2006)
Center Associate, European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh (1998-2006)

Selected Conference Papers, Guest Lectures, Presentations, and Panels:

"Foreign Policy Challenges for President Barack Obama," Osher Arts and Lecture Program,
Rochester Institute of Technology, April 2009

"Arming the Union: The EU as an International Military Actor," Jean Monnet Symposium on
European Union External Relations
, University of Pittsburgh, November 2006

"Turkish Accession: Implications for NATO and the U.S.-Turkish Relationship," EU Accession
and Turkey's Role in the World
, University of Pittsburgh, November 2005

"Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction," Washington and Jefferson College, January

"From Shield to Sword: Elites, Belief Systems, and the Collective Use of Military Force,"
International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November

"Explaining Multinational Security Policy Change in the Former Yugoslavia," International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2002

"Terrorism: Old Threat? New Threat?" (Keynote Speaker) University ofPittsburgh-Johnstown, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, October 2001

"Terrorism and National Security," Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, September 2001

"Lessons for the CFSP: Multinational Security Policy Change in the Former Yugoslavia," European Community Studies Association Biannual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, May 2001

"The EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy Inside Out: Political and Military Institutional Impediments," European Union Center. University of Pittsburgh. February 2001

"Conflict or Cooperation: The Integration of the Visegrad States into European Security
Structures," Ohio Association ofEconomists and Political Scientists Annual Conference, Youngstown, Ohio, March 1995



Sat, Apr 26

APA & Library Services
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Research & Database Searching
noon - 1 pm