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)

2017-18 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • 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
  • World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions Schultz, K. A., Frieden, J., Lake, D. New York, W. W. Norton & Company. 2012
  • 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
  • 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