Faculty Profile

Andy Wolff

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies (2008)

Contact Information


Stern Center for Global Educ Room 003


His areas of teaching and research include U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, NATO and EU security policy, international relations theory, and diplomatic summitry. Dr. Wolff's primary research concerns the geopolitics of NATO enlargement and European security governance. He has been a legal staff assistant in the United States Senate and an English teacher in the Czech Republic. His publications have appeared in International Affairs, the Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, and the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.


  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, 1995
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2003
  • Ph.D., 2010

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

INST 280 American Foreign Policy
Cross-listed with POSC 280-01.

POSC 280 American Foreign Policy
Cross-listed with INST 280-01.

INST 401 Geopolitical Hotspots
This is a seminar on conflicts and security problems in contemporary international relations. It will examine in an in-depth, comparative, and multidisciplinary fashion the security issues of Afghanistan, the Syrian civil war, the Ukraine crisis, China's rising economic and military power, nuclear proliferation, and failed states. With each security issue, the seminar investigates its historical roots, the motivation and behavior of the major actors involved, and the impact the geopolitical hotspot has on the international system.