University of Portland

Jeffrey Meiser

Political Science, Associate Professor

Jeffrey Meiser



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Jeffrey W. Meiser is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department and Global Affairs 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. His most recent article is “Strategy, Uncertainty, and the China Challenge,” co-authored with Renny Babiarz and former University of Portland student David Mudd, published in the Naval War College Review.

Courses Taught: Introduction to U.S. 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, Rise of China, and Frontline of Global War, and Chinese Politics and Foreign Policy.



  • 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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