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David Skidmore

Professor of Political Science
Office Location: 213 Meredith Hall
David Skidmore CV 2020

David Skidmore received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and taught at Hamilton College and the University of Notre Dame before arriving at Drake in 1989. During the 1996-97 academic year, he taught at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar based at the University of Hong Kong in 2010-2011. Skidmore served as Director of the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (2002-2017) and the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (2012-2017), both at Drake University.  He is past Director of the Drake Curriculum and First Year Seminar programs. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international political economy, American foreign policy and international relations theory. Skidmore is author, co-author or editor of six books including a monograph titled The Unilateralist Temptation in American Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2011), and has published numerous articles or chapters in various academic journals and books, including Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis and International Studies Perspectives. His editorial writing has appeared in Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Salon, The Conversation and the Des Moines Register. He recently published a co-authored textbook titled International Political Economy: The Struggle for Power and Wealth in a Globalizing World (Routledge, 2017). His current research focuses on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and China’s Belt and Road Initiative.


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