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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

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

December 25th, 2017

All day event

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

January 1st, 2018

All day event

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

January 4th, 2018

All day event

Wintersession 2017 Finals

Wintersession 2017 Finals

January 6th, 2018

All day event

Spring 2018 Classes Begin

Spring 2018 Classes Begin

January 8th, 2018

All day event

Last  Day for 100% Refund Period

Last Day for 100% Refund Period

January 14th, 2018

All day event

Martin Luther King Holiday - CAMPUS CLOSED

Martin Luther King Holiday - CAMPUS CLOSED

January 15th, 2018

All day event

RICHARD MARX

RICHARD MARX

January 24th, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon

February 8th, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration Appointments for Summer/Fall 2018

Registration Appointments for Summer/Fall 2018

February 19th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Early (Priority) Registration Begins for Fall 2018

Early (Priority) Registration Begins for Fall 2018

March 5th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Last day to Withdraw for Full-Term

Last day to Withdraw for Full-Term

March 11th, 2018

All day event

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