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Kyle Beardsley CV

Professor of Political Science
Political Science
204H Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
140 Science Dr, 204H Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708


Kyle Beardsley (Ph.D., UCSD, 2006) is Professor of Political Science. He is co-director of the International Crisis Behavior data project, and the Director of the Triangle Institute of Security Studies (TISS). His research focuses on the quantitative study of international conflict and peace processes. He is particularly interested in questions related to the role of third parties in shaping conflict dynamics, the interdependence of networks of conflict and cooperation, the links between armed conflict and gender power imbalances, and the impact of nuclear weapons on international crisis behavior.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Political Science · 2019 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Political Science Masters of Arts Program · 2023 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Affiliate of the Duke Center for International Development · 2023 - Present Duke Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, San Diego · 2006 Ph.D.