Karl R. DeRouen

Professor | Director of the International Studies Program

Office Hours

Spring 2019 Office Hours:

Tuesday: 4:00pm-5:00pm/ Wednesday: 3:30pm-5:00pm



  • B.S. – Louisiana State University, Zoology 5/1984
  • M.N.S. – Louisiana State University, Geography 5/1987
  • Ph.D. – Texas A&M University, Political Science 12/1993
  • Certificate of Completion: Facilitation of Dialogue Processes and Mediation Efforts, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden,6/2011
  • Post-doctoral fellowship:   University of Haifa, Israel, 1993-94

Research Interests

  • International Relations

Selected Publications

  • “Is U.S. Humanitarian Aid Based Primarily on Need or Self-Interest?” International Studies Quarterly, forthcoming (with Rob Kevlihan and Glen Biglaiser)
  • Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making. 2010. Cambridge University Press (with Alex Mintz; being translated into Arabic and Hebrew; Winner of Israeli Social Science Network Book of the Month, March 2010).
  • “What Makes a State Stable? Good Governance, Legitimacy and the Legal-rational State Matter Even More for Low income States.” Civil Wars, pgs. 499–520, 2012 (with Shaun Goldfinch)