Bio


Kenneth A. Schultz is professor of political science at Stanford University. His research examines international conflict and conflict resolution, with a particular focus on the domestic political influences on foreign policy choices. He is the author of Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy and World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (with David Lake and Jeffry Frieden), as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. He was the recipient the 2003 Karl Deutsch Award, given by the International Studies Association, and a 2011 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, awarded by Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. He received his PhD in political science from Stanford University.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University (2004 - 2010)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (2001 - 2004)
  • Assistant Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (1996 - 2001)

Honors & Awards


  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2012 - 2013)
  • Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University (2011)
  • Victoria Schuck Faculty Scholar Chair in Political Science, Stanford University (2010 - 2013)
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2005 - 2006)
  • Karl Deutsch Award, International Studies Association (2003)
  • Teacher Appreciation Award, Pi Sigma Alpha, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)
  • Warren Miller Prize, Political Methodology Section (co-recipient with Jeffrey B. Lewis), American Political Science Association (2003)
  • Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, Mershon Center, The Ohio State University (2001)
  • Arthur H. Scribner Bicentennial Preceptorship, Princeton University (2000 - 2001)
  • Helen Dwight Reid Award, American Political Science Association (1997)
  • Franklin L. Burdette Pi Sigma Alpha Award (co-recipient with Barry R. Weingast), American Political Science Association (1995)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Bing Overseas Studies Program Council, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Bing Overseas Studies Program Faculty Oversight Committee, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Member of Faculty Senate, Stanford University (2010 - 2012)
  • Director, Program in International Relations, Stanford University (2005 - 2011)
  • Member, Editorial board, International Organization (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Politics (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial board, Journal of Conflict Resolution (2015 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial board, World Politics (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Editorial board, International Organization (2007 - 2012)
  • Member, Editorial board, American Political Science Review (2007 - 2012)
  • Co-Editor, American Political Science Review (2008 - 2008)
  • Associate editor, World Politics (1996 - 2001)
  • Program chair, International Security Division, American Political Science Association (2006 - 2006)
  • Program chair, Conflict Processes Division, American Political Science Association (2002 - 2002)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Political Science (1996)
  • M.A., Stanford University, Department of Political Science (1993)
  • A.B., Harvard University, Russian and Soviet Studies (1990)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Nandita Balakrishnan, Vincent Bauer, Benjamin Buch, Lindsay Hundley
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Ala' Alrababa'h, Jordan Bernhardt, Abby Fanlo, Marc Grinberg, Rachel Myrick, Katy Robinson, Benjamin Schaftel, Neil Snyder
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Garrett Albistegui Adler, Kathryn Hedgecock, Jamie Hintson, Pat Kelly, Soyoung Lee, Bradford Waldie

All Publications


  • Climate as a risk factor for armed conflict. Nature Mach, K. J., Kraan, C. M., Adger, W. N., Buhaug, H., Burke, M., Fearon, J. D., Field, C. B., Hendrix, C. S., Maystadt, J. F., O'Loughlin, J., Roessler, P., Scheffran, J., Schultz, K. A., von Uexkull, N. 2019

    Abstract

    Research findings on the relationship between climate and conflict are diverse and contested. Here we assess the current understanding of the relationship between climate and conflict, based on the structured judgments of experts from diverse disciplines. These experts agree that climate has affected organized armed conflict within countries. However, other drivers, such as low socioeconomic development and low capabilities of the state, are judged to be substantially more influential, and the mechanisms of climate-conflict linkages remain a key uncertainty. Intensifying climate change is estimated to increase future risks of conflict.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41586-019-1300-6

    View details for PubMedID 31189956

  • The Politics of Territorial Claims: A Geospatial Approach Applied to Africa INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Goemans, H. E., Schultz, K. A. 2017; 71 (1): 31-64
  • Perils of Polarization for US Foreign Policy WASHINGTON QUARTERLY Schultz, K. A. 2017; 40 (4): 7–28
  • Borders, Conflict, and Trade ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, VOL 18 Schultz, K. A. 2015; 18: 125-145
  • What's in a Claim? De Jure versus De Facto Borders in Interstate Territorial Disputes JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Schultz, K. A. 2014; 58 (6): 1059-1084
  • Why We Needed Audience Costs and What We Need Now SECURITY STUDIES Schultz, K. A. 2012; 21 (3): 369-375
  • Domestic Politics and International Relations Handbook of International Relations Schultz, K. A. edited by Carlsnaes, W., Risse, T., Simmons, B. London: Sage Publications. 2012; 2nd
  • World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions Schultz, K. A., Frieden, J., Lake, D. New York, W. W. Norton & Company. 2012
  • Comparing British and French Colonial Legacies: A Discontinuity Analysis of Cameroon QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE Lee, A., Schultz, K. A. 2012; 7 (4): 365-410
  • The Enforcement Problem in Coercive Bargaining: Interstate Conflict over Rebel Support in Civil Wars INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Schultz, K. A. 2010; 64 (2): 281-312
  • World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions Schultz, K. A., Frieden, J., Lake, D. New York, W. W. Norton & Company. 2010
  • Fighting at home, fighting abroad - How civil wars lead to international disputes JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Gleditsch, K. S., Salehyan, I., Schultz, K. 2008; 52 (4): 479-506
  • Learning about learning: A response to wand POLITICAL ANALYSIS Schultz, K. A., Lewis, J. B. 2006; 14 (1): 121-129

    View details for DOI 10.1093/pan/mpi020

    View details for Web of Science ID 000233843100006

  • The politics of risking peace: Do hawks or doves deliver the olive branch? 43rd Annual Meeting of the International-Studies-Association Schultz, K. A. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS. 2005: 1–38
  • Democracy, Learning, and Conflict Resolution The Waseda Journal of Political Science and Economics Schultz, K. A. 2005; 359: 35-62
  • Revealing preferences: Empirical estimation of a crisis bargaining game with incomplete information Meeting on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Lewis, J. B., Schultz, K. A. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2003: 345–67

    View details for DOI 10.1093/pan/mpg021

    View details for Web of Science ID 000186431100003

  • The democratic advantage: Institutional foundations of financial power in international competition INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Schultz, K. A., Weingast, B. R. 2003; 57 (1): 3-?
  • Tying Hands and Washing Hands: The U.S. Congress and Multilateral Humanitarian Intervention Locating the Proper Authorities: The Interaction of International and Domestic Institutions Schultz, K. A. edited by Drezner, D. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 2003: 105–42
  • Looking for audience costs JOURNAL OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Schultz, K. A. 2001; 45 (1): 32-60
  • Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy Schultz, K. A. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2001
  • Domestic Political Competition and Transparency in International Crises: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Power and Conflict in the Age of Transparency Schultz, K. A. edited by Finel, B. I., Lord, K. M. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 2000: 57–82
  • Do democratic institutions constrain or inform? Contrasting two institutional perspectives on democracy and War INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Schultz, K. A. 1999; 53 (2): 233-?
  • Domestic opposition and signaling in international crises AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW Schultz, K. A. 1998; 92 (4): 829-844
  • Limited Governments, Powerful States Strategic Politicians, Institutions, and Foreign Policy Schultz, K. A., Weingast, B. R. edited by Siverson, R. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 1998: 15–50
  • THE POLITICS OF THE POLITICAL BUSINESS-CYCLE BRITISH JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE Schultz, K. A. 1995; 25: 79-99