John Hay Professor of International Studies and Political Science


Peter Andreas joined the Brown Department of Political Science in the fall of 2001, and holds a joint appointment with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He was previously an Academy Scholar at Harvard University, a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and PhD from Cornell University.

Andreas has published eleven books. This includes, Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs (Oxford University Press, 2020); Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2017); Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (Oxford University Press, 2013); Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo (Cornell University Press, 2008); Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations (co-author, Oxford University Press, 2006); and, Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (Cornell University Press, 2nd edition 2009, 3rd edition forthcoming). Other writings include articles for publications such as International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harpers, Slate, The New Republic, and The Nation. He has also written op-eds for newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post and provided testimony before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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