Faculty Profile

Craig Nation

Visiting Professor of Political Science and Security Studies (2011)

Contact Information

nationr@dickinson.edu

Stern Center for Global Educ Room 006
717.245.1770

Education

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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

POSC 290 European Security
Cross-listed with INST 290-02. What security issues do European countries face? How are European countries and the European Union responding to various threats? This course delves into the structure of European security, examines the security challenges confronted by Europe, and weighs the opportunities these challenges present for enhancing Europe's security and global leadership. Students will learn how European governments define security and formulate strategies to meet a host of security concerns. In particular, this course addresses the nature of NATO-EU relations, the development of an independent European security and defense policy, the status of European military forces and defense procurement, the performance of European peacekeeping operations in the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), Africa (the Congo), and Afghanistan (ISAF), the assessment of potential threats emanating from Russia (energy security), and the European response to transnational terrorism.

INST 290 European Security
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. What security issues do European countries face? How are European countries and the European Union responding to various threats? This course delves into the structure of European security, examines the security challenges confronted by Europe, and weighs the opportunities these challenges present for enhancing Europe's security and global leadership. Students will learn how European governments define security and formulate strategies to meet a host of security concerns. In particular, this course addresses the nature of NATO-EU relations, the development of an independent European security and defense policy, the status of European military forces and defense procurement, the performance of European peacekeeping operations in the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), Africa (the Congo), and Afghanistan (ISAF), the assessment of potential threats emanating from Russia (energy security), and the European response to transnational terrorism.

Spring 2017

INST 290 East European Politics
Cross-listed with POSC 290-02. The course uses the term Eastern Europe to designate the entire Baltic to Black Sea corridor (the Baltic area, Central Europe, Eastern Europe including European Russia, and Southeastern Europe). This diverse region has traversed a complex and often troubled course in the post-communist era including major armed conflicts in former Yugoslavia and Ukraine. Our course will examine political and social developments in the area in comparative perspective with emphasis on the post-1989 period, including the roles of major international organizations including the European Union and NATO. Special emphasis will be placed upon questions of cultural identity, social and economic policy, and international orientation.

POSC 290 East European Politics
Cross-listed with INST 290-02. The course uses the term Eastern Europe to designate the entire Baltic to Black Sea corridor (the Baltic area, Central Europe, Eastern Europe including European Russia, and Southeastern Europe). This diverse region has traversed a complex and often troubled course in the post-communist era including major armed conflicts in former Yugoslavia and Ukraine. Our course will examine political and social developments in the area in comparative perspective with emphasis on the post-1989 period, including the roles of major international organizations including the European Union and NATO. Special emphasis will be placed upon questions of cultural identity, social and economic policy, and international orientation.