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Cliff Staten Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Crestview Hall 020
Phone: (812) 941-2691
cstaten@ius.edu

Biography

Cliff Staten received his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1987 from the University of North Texas.  He is currently Professor of Political Science and International Studies.  He served as Dean of the School of Social Sciences from 1998 through July 2010.  He is a member of the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and is the recipient of the IUS Distinguished Teaching Award, the IUS Distinguished Research Award, the IUS Chancellor’s Diversity Award, and the Karl Metz Award for Distinguished Service to the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences.  Cliff has traveled and studied throughout Mexico and Central America/Caribbean with a special focus on Nicaragua and Cuba.  He has also traveled throughout southern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and Europe.  He teaches advanced courses on Latin American politics, US foreign policy, international political economy, and terrorism.  Cliff directs the IUS Model UN program.  He has written numerous scholarly articles on a variety of topics including Latin America, US foreign policy, and terrorism.  He has written two books: The History of Cuba 2nd edition (ABC-CLlO, 2015, first edition published in 2003) and The History of Nicaragua (ABC-CLIO, 2010).  His most recent research focuses on the decision making processes of terrorist groups including Hezbollah and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia.

Academic Background

  • Doctorate

    • University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States
    • Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Political Science
  • Masters

    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, United States
    • Master of Arts, Major in Political Science
  • Bachelors

    • Marshall University, Huntington, WV, United States
    • Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Minor in Economics

Professional Interests

Teaching

Latin American Politics, International Political Economy, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy Decision-Making

Research

Nicaraguan and Cuban Political Economy, Decision Making by Terrorist Groups

Campus Events

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

(24)Softball vs. Grace College

February 26th, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

Ask Aaron: Keeping IU Healthy

February 26th, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 26th, 2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

(24)Softball vs. IU South Bend

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

(11)Baseball vs. Huntington University

February 27th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

Men’s Tennis vs. Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

Women’s Tennis vs. (22)Georgetown College

February 27th, 2021

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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