Department of Political Science, Queens College

Peter Liberman
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phone: (718) 997-5473
Office: 200T Powdermaker Hall
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Peter Liberman teaches courses in security studies and international politics. He is currently working on a book on retribution in public support for state violence (including the use of military force and torture) and in political decision-making. He has published articles on this subject in International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His earlier research has addressed nuclear proliferation and the political economy of security, including a book on military occupations, Does Conquest Pay? The Exploitation of Occupied Industrial Societies (Princeton, 1996). A full list of publications and work in progress, with links to full-text articles, can be found here.  His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences, the Carnegie Corporation, and other foundations. Liberman is an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Security Studies.

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