Experts

Dale Copeland

Faculty Senior Fellow

Fast Facts

  • Professor of International Relations, University of Virginia Department of Politics
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including MacArthur and Mellon Fellowships and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Expertise in international relations, international economics, security studies, political economy 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Foreign Affairs
  • American Defense and Security
  • War and Terrorism
  • Economic Issues

Dale Copeland, Faculty Senior Fellow, is a professor of international relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. A graduate from Queen’s University (B. Comm), Johns Hopkins (MA), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D), Copeland has gone on to specialize in security studies and political economy. He is the author of many publications, including the book The Origins of Major War, which studies the rise and fall of great world powers and the devastation of system-wide war. His book Economic Interdependence and War examines the conditions under which inter-state trade will lead to either war or peace. Other research interests include the origins of economic interdependence between great powers, the realist-constructivist divide, in-group/out-group theory and the logic of reputation-building, and the interconnection between international political economy and security studies.

Copeland is the recipient of numerous awards, including MacArthur and Mellon Fellowships and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.

Dale Copeland News Feed

The Miller Center is thrilled to announce its second class of senior fellows, seven accomplished academic professionals who will help the Center in its mission to provide national leaders with the history, perspective, and understanding they need to make effective decisions.