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Rebecca Dudley

Assistant Professor
Political Science


Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, teaching courses in American Foreign Policy and Civil Wars. She received her PhD in Political Science at Duke University, with specializations in Security, Peace & Conflict and Political Methodology (applied statistics).

Rebecca was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the America in the World Consortium at Duke University and a Graduate Fellow with the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. Previously, she was the Graduate Fellow for the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (2019-2022) and a Hans J. Morgenthau Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center (2021-2022). Her research focuses on conflict resolution and foreign policy, emphasizing the role of third parties in the dynamics of conflict and conflict resolution. Her research has been published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

Research Interests

Conflict resolution and management, American Foreign Policy, civil wars, interstate wars, international institutions, agreements, national security, international security, third-party intervention, diplomacy, bargaining and negotiation, grand strategy

Teaching Interests

American Foreign Policy
Civil Wars and Ethnic Violence

Courses Taught