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Office Hours: Spring 2013 -- RESEARCH LEAVE
Dr. Timothy Lomperis, Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University, specializes in international relations, Asian studies, international security, revolutionary theory, and counterinsurgency.
Education and Background. Dr. Lomperis received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1981. His fields were international relations, Asian studies, political theory, and world religions. His dissertation won the Helen Dwight Reid award of the American Political Science Association in 1981 for the best dissertation in international relations. Before earning his Ph.D., Dr. Lomperis served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Army and Defense Intelligence Agency. He was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Army Staff Medal First Class. Prior to joining the SLU faculty in 1996, he taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and at Duke University.
Teaching. At the lower level, Dr. Lomperis teaches courses in international relations and Asian politics. At the upper/graduate level, his courses are in asymmetric warfare, the politics of the future, the public policy of American national security, and graduate seminars in international relations theory and Asian political thought. He has received three teaching awards, including two Student Government Association awards for faculty excellence.
Research. Dr. Lomperis has published four books, three on the Vietnam war and its lessons: The War Everyone Lost--and Won (1984, 1987, 1993), Reading the Wind (1986), and From People's War to People's Rule (1996). The latter won two major book awards, including the Alpha Sigma Nu Award for the best book published at a Jesuit institution in the social sciences. Dr. Lomperis has also published a short book on The Hindu Influence on Greek Philosophy (1984, republished on the internet by IdeaIndia.com in 2007).
His journal articles have appeared in such outlets as Parameters, World Affairs, and The Journal of Conflict Studies. He has frequent media contacts on the war on terror and is currently at work on a book on the politics of military interventions in the Cold War contrasted with those of the war on terror.
Introduction to Politics
Introduction to International Politics syllabus
Politics of Asia syllabus
Asymmetric Warfare syllabus
Politics of the Future syllabus
Political Thought of Asia syllabus
Theories of World Politics syllabus