Karl R. DeRouen

Karl R. DeRouen



  • PhD, Texas A&M University, 1993
  • MNS, Louisiana State University, 1987
  • BS, Louisiana State University, 1984
  • Post-doctoral fellowship, University of Haifa, Israel, 1993-94
  • Certificate of Completion: Facilitation of Dialogue Processes and Mediation Efforts, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden, 2011

Research Areas

  • International Relations


Office Hours:

M 8:00 am-8:45 am ( via Zoom: )

T 4:45 pm-5:45 pm 

R 11:30 am-12:00 pm; 2:00 pm-3:15 pm  
Or by appointment. 

Email (best way to reach me) 

Phone (205)348-0602 (better to email) **

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)