Andrew Braden is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in International Relations with a focus on major powers, hierarchy, foreign policy substitutibility, terrorism, and regions. Andrew's dissertation focuses on threats and challenges to major power interests and their chosen foreign policy responses. The dissertation incorporates regional attributes and argues that the presence of hierarchy, the threat emanating from a non-state actor, and whether the threat targets civilians of the major power all condition their foreign policy response.
Andrew also studies the correlates of terrorism and has a joint Oxford Bibliography entry entitled Geography of Terrorism with Matthew Cobb and Alex Braithwaite. Andrew is minoring in Public Policy and has taught courses on public administration and on terrorism and counterterrorism.
In addition to his research and teaching activities, Andrew served as the Co-Managing Editor for the Policy Studies Journal between August 2016 and August 2018. Andrew attended the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan during the summer of 2017 taking courses on maximum likelihood estimation and times series analysis respectively. Andrew attended the annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2017, the annual meeting of the Peace Science Society in 2017, and the annual meeting of the Peace Science Society in 2018.