Karl DeRouen

Dr. Karl R. DeRouen

Director of International Studies Degree Program


  • 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 – (Zoom, make an appointment via kderouen@ua.edu)
T – 4-6:00 
W – 3:00-3:45 and 6:30-7:00 pm
R – (Zoom, make an appointment via kderouen@ua.edu)
F – (Zoom, make an appointment via kderouen@ua.edu)

Email kderouen@ua.edu (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)