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David M. Rowe is a professor of political science at Kenyon College, where he teaches courses on political economy, comparative politics, and international relations. From 2018 to 2022, he directed the Kenyon’s Center for the Study of American Democracy, an endowed, co-curricular institution of the college. He has been the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards. In 2022-2023, he holds a Fulbright NATO Security Studies scholarship in Brussels. He has previously held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Innsbruck. Other awards include a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in International Peace and Security and grants from the Pew Memorial Trust and the National Science Foundation. He has served as the executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, a policy program of the Aspen Institute on US security policy. His research has focused on three major themes: how economic sanctions influence target countries, globalization’s role in causing the First World War, and the foundations of political and international order.