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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

IU Southeast Open House

IU Southeast Open House

October 21st, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

Open Registration Begins for Spring 2018

October 30th, 2017

All day event

Deadline for Two-Step Login

Deadline for Two-Step Login

November 2nd, 2017

All day event

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 23rd, 2017

All day event

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed

November 24th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Classes End

Fall 2017 Classes End

December 2nd, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

Fall 2017 Final Exams Begin

December 4th, 2017

All day event

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

Fall 2017 Final Exams End

December 9th, 2017

All day event

Wintersession Classes Begin

Wintersession Classes Begin

December 14th, 2017

All day event

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

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