Jeffrey Meiser

Political Science, Associate Professor

Jeffrey Meiser



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Jeffrey W. Meiser is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, USA. He previously worked for the U.S. Department of Defense as an Associate Professor and Director of the South and Central Asia Program at the College of International Security Affairs, at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Dr. Meiser has also taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, The Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Mannheim. His book Power and Restraint: The Rise of the United States, 1898-1941 was published in 2015 by Georgetown University Press. He recently published articles in Special Operations Journal and Parameters: The U.S. Army War College Quarterly.

Courses Taught: Introduction to U.S. Politics, World Politics, American Foreign Policy, Politics of Hip Hop, Strategies of War and Peace, American Way of War, Geopolitics of Energy and the Environment, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Combating Terrorism, Rise of China, and Frontline of Global War.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara, Donald Bren School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Seattle University

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