Faculty Profile

Russell Bova

Professor of Political Science; Walter E. Beach '56 Chair in Political Science; Director of the K. Robert Nilsson Center for European Studies in Bologna, 2014-16 (1982)

Contact Information

bova@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 101
717.245.1550
http://users.dickinson.edu/~bova/

Bio

Professor Bova teaches a variety of courses on international relations and comparative politics. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on Russian politics and comparative democratization. The second edition of his international relations text, How the World Works, was published in 2012.

Education

  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1980
  • Ph.D., 1985

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

INST 271 Ethics & Internat'l Security
A course in applied ethics that examines the role ethical considerations both do and should play in the pursuit of national and international security objectives. Among the specific topics to be examined are the decision to go to war, rules governing how wars are fought, the ethics of weapons of mass destruction, the ethics of terrorism, the torture debate, economic sanctions, and humanitarian intervention. Prerequisite: POSC 170, or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as POSC 271.

POSC 271 Ethics & Internat'l Security
A course in applied ethics that examines the role ethical considerations both do and should play in the pursuit of national and international security objectives. Among the specific topics to be examined are the decision to go to war, rules governing how wars are fought, the ethics of weapons of mass destruction, the ethics of terrorism, the torture debate, economic sanctions, and humanitarian intervention. Prerequisite: 170, or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 271.