Harvey Starr


Harvey Starr is the Dag Hammarskjöld Professor in International Affairs Emeritus (Political Science), and Jewish Studies Program Emeritus Scholar at the University of South Carolina. Major research interests include: conflict processes (international, domestic, and their intersections), geopolitics and diffusion analyses, and the causes and consequences of failed states. He is the author or editor of 18 books and monographs, and over 100 articles, chapters, and notes. Most germane are:  State Failure in the Modern World (Stanford University Press, 2016, with Zaryab Iqbal), Geopolitics (Paradigm, 2015), edited books on protracted conflict (1999), state failure (2009), and on the Israeli conflict system (2016, with Stanley Dubinsky).

He has been President of the International Studies Association, President of the Peace Science Society (International), Vice-president of the American Political Science Association, and President of the Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association. In 2015 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conflict Processes Section, “in recognition of scholarly contributions that have fundamentally improved the study of conflict processes.”

The explicit linkage between language and conflict is being pursued by Dubinsky and Starr through the ConflictAnalytiX  LLC, and includes their recent post on The Conversation and upcoming conference presentations.