Paul Bezerra, Ph.D.

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Professor Paul Bezerra teaches in the National Security Affairs department for the policy analysis sub-course, and his research seeks to understand the sub-national or local geography of political action. His research has appeared in journals including International Interactions, Foreign Policy Analysis, Public Choice, and International Studies Review. He is also the lead author on the latest Militarized Interstate Dispute Location dataset update. Bezerra has previously worked in the nonprofit sector, local government, served as an AmeriCorps national service volunteer, and helped develop and deliver a management training program for nongovernmental organizations in Duhok, Iraq.

Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations


Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2017

M.P.A., Seton Hall University, 2012

M.A., Seton Hall University, 2012

B.A., San Diego State University, 2008

Research Contributions and Publications

Militarized Interstate Dispute Location Dataset (MIDLOC-A/I) Dataset, v2.0

Awards and Decorations

Michael P. Sullivan Graduate Research Award in International Relations
University of Arizona

External Memberships and Associations

American Political Science Association (APSA)

International Studies Association (ISA)

Peace Science Society (International) (PSSI)

News, Media, & Events


Lectures of Opportunity: "Afghanistan: Remembering the Long, Long War We Would Rather Forget"

Mar. 22, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Conolly Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

What World War I Tells Us About a China-Japan War Today

Nov. 24, 2018
The National Interest
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