Faculty Profile

Robert Nation

Visiting Professor of Political Science and Security Studies (2011)

Contact Information


Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006


  • B.A., Villanova University, 1968
  • Ph.D., Duke University, 1975

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

POSC 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with INST 170-04.

INST 170 International Relations
Cross-listed with POSC 170-04.

Spring 2016

POSC 253 Russian Politics
An introduction to contemporary Russian politics and policy, set against the backdrop of both the communist legacy and traditional Russian political culture. Coverage includes political institutions such as the presidency and the legislature, political processes and behavior such as elections and voting, and key policy issues such as economic policy. The course will conclude with an examination of Russia's evolving place and role in the international system. Prerequisite: one course in political science or permission of the instructor.