Patrick Regan (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1992) studies the role of external actors in managing armed conflict. His work involves evaluating how interventions shape conflict, paying particular attention to the interaction between military interventions and diplomatic mediation in civil wars. He also is interested in the conditions under which opposition protest movements have the potential to escalate to civil war and how external actor’s can influence that process.
Regan is the author of three books, Sixteen Million One: Understanding Civil War (Paradigm, 2010), Civil Wars and Foreign Powers (Michigan, 2000), and Organizing Societies for War (Praeger, 1994). Sixteen Million One was a finalist in the Grawemeyer Competition for Ideas that Improve World Order. He also has published a number of research articles in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and others. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that explores the political roots of our collective response to climate change.
Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and Co-Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), administrative home of AidData. In total, ITPIR houses five major research projects or centers. Mike served as a Principal Investigator on AidData’s five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID. His expertise includes international organizations, the role of IR scholars in policymaking, and the development role of the BRICSA countries and their impact on the global development regime.
Mike teaches on international relations, international organization, and international development. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Politics. Mike holds a PhD in Political Science and Government from UC San Diego, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the College of William and Mary.
International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory