Richard Rupp

Associate Professor of Political Science

Richard Rupp

Telephone: 219/989-2134


Office: CLO-229


B.A. California State University, Hayward
M.A. California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (1997)


NATO after 9/11: An Alliance in Continuing Decline (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Teaching Interests

Introduction to International Relations (POL 130)
Governments of the World (POL141)
Introduction to U. S. Foreign Policy (POL 231)
The Middle East (POL 309)
Post-Communist Europe (POL 390)
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Post-Communist Europe (pol 390)
International Organization (POL 433)
International Law (POL 435)
United States Foreign Policy Making (POL 439)
Governments and Politics of Russia (POL 442)

Research Interests

International Security Organizations
Post-Cold War Armed Conflicts and Humanitarian Interventions
NATO Expansion

Additional Information

A native Californian, Prof. Rupp worked on a variety of political campaigns and served as a Senate Fellow with the California legislature before pursuing his Ph.D.  His research and teaching interests center on international relations, with a particular focus on cooperation among the major powers during times of armed conflict. His classes feature student-led simulations of international conflicts. Prof. Rupp has spent a considerable amount of time in the Balkans researching the wars in the former Yugoslavia. He has published several book chapters and journal articles on the subject.