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Dr. Robert Farley has taught security and diplomacy courses at the Patterson School since 2005.  He received his BS from the University of Oregon in 1997, and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2004.  Dr. Farley is the author of Grounded: The Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force (University Press of Kentucky, 2014), the Battleship Book (Wildside, 2016), and Patents for Power: Intellectual Property Law and the Diffusion of Military Technology (University of Chicago, 2020). He has contributed extensively to a number of journals and magazines, including the National Interest, the Diplomat: APACWorld Politics Review, and the American Prospect.  Dr. Farley is also a founder and senior editor of Lawyers, Guns and Money.


Curriculum Vitae


Dynamics of Diplomacy (DIP 700), Fall 2020

National Security Policy (DIP 742, Fall 2020

European Institutions and Security (DIP 600), Fall 2020

Cybersecurity (DIP 600), Fall 2019

Defense Statecraft (DIP 750), Spring 2018

Wargaming and Simulation (DIP 600), Spring 2018

European Institutions and Security (DIP 600), Spring 2018

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