Eric Cox

Associate Professor
Political Science
Scharbauer Hall 2013 | 817-257-5219

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Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia (2006)
MA, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia (2000)
BA, International Studies / Spanish, Austin College (1997)

Courses Taught

POSC 20303 International Politics
POSC 33013 United Nations Institutions and Processes
POSC 33023 International Organizations Research
POSC 33033 Conflict and Negotiation
POSC 39023 Game Theory in International Relations
POSC 40003 Senior Honors in Political Science

Areas of Focus

United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations voting practices, Conflict Termination and Management, Active Learning Techniques

Why Enduring Rivalries Do—or Don’t—End (Boulder: First Forum Press 2010).

“State Interest and the Creation and Functioning of the United Nations Human Rights Council,” Journal of International Law and International Relations 6(1) (2010): 87-120.

“Group Projects,” in Daniel M. Shea, ed., Teaching Matters: Strategy and Tactics to Engaged Students in the Study of American Politics (New York: Longman 2011): 97-113.

“Experiential Learning and Learning Styles,” Robert A. Denemark, ed., The International Studies Encyclopedia (Oxford: Blackwell 2010): 1983-98.

“Rivalry, Conflict and Interstate War,” in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning, eds., 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook (Sage 2011)376-383.

“Keynote Address,” IX Model United Nations Conference, Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Campus Villahermosa, November 16, 2016.

“Examining State Recommendations Under the Universal Periodic Review,” International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, February 2015

“Comparing Recommendations Under the Universal Periodic Review: An Early Examination of the Second Cycle.” International Studies Association-Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, November 2015.

  • 2016 Wassenich Award for Mentoring
  • 2014-15 AddRan Administrative Fellow
  • International Studies Association
  • American Political Science Association

Chair, Department of Political Science, TCU, 2015-present

President, Board of Directors, National Collegiate Conference Association 2014-present

Director, TCU Model United Nations, 2005-present

Chair, Common Reading Steering Committee, TCU, 2010-13 (member, 2006-2010)

President, Active Learning in International Affairs Section, International Studies Association (2011) (Program Chair 2010)