- 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 of Queen’s University (B. Comm), Johns Hopkins (MA), and the University of Chicago (PhD), Copeland specializes 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.