James DeShaw Rae

Institution where doctorate degree was earned:

University of Hawai‘i

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Brief biography

James DeShaw Rae is an associate professor of Government at California State University, Sacramento. James is originally from Iowa and did his bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Iowa. From 1997-2000, he worked in Washington, DC as a researcher at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a non-partisan think tank funded by the U.S. Congress to help prevent, manage and resolve international conflict. At USIP, his area of focus was on the Cambodian peace process, sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland, and war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. While there, he did a masters' degree in International Affairs at American University. He received his PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i in 2005.  He is the author of Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner/First Forum Press, 2009). From 2011-12, James was a Fulbright Scholar at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China. 

Areas of research and interests:

Human rights and international law, specifically efforts to promote peace, justice, and reconciliation in post-conflict societies. Politics and Society in East and Southeast Asia.

Undergraduate courses:

Introduction to World Politics, Elements of International Law, International Organization, Government and Politics of Asia, China: Politics of Rule and Change, Nationalism.

Graduate courses:

International Organization.

E-mail: rae@csus.edu
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