Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University
Dan Nexon has held fellowships at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Ohio State University's Mershon Center for International Studies. During 2009-2010 he worked in the U.S. Department of Defense as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.
Professor Nexon specializes in the comparative-historical analysis of international politics, international-relations theory, and international security. His current research focuses on statecraft and instruments of power politics, particularly in the context of unequal inter-state relations.
Professor Nexon's work covers issues in international-relations theory, American foreign policy, power politics, the politics of religious contention, and the relationship between popular culture and world politics. He is the author of The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Best Book Award for 2010.
His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Dialogue IO,European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Perspectives, International Studies Review, International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Studies, the Review of International Political Economy, and World Politics
He is also, entirely by default, one of the world's leading authorities on the nexus between Harry Potter and International Relations.
He blogs at The Duck of Minerva.
It's lucky it's dark. I haven't blushed this much since Madam Pomfrey told me she liked my new earmuffs.
Dumbledore Sorcerer's Stone, Chapter 1, Page 11
Quidditch started in the 11th century at a place called Queerditch Marsh, which is not marked on muggle maps because wizards have made the place unplottable. Originally it was quite a crude game played on broomsticks with just the quaffle.