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Aaron Ettinger

International Relations; International Political Economy; US Foreign Policy; Canadian Foreign Policy; International Relations pedagogy

Degrees:PhD (Queen’s), MA (Queen’s), BA (Waterloo)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1598
Office:B649 Loeb

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Supervisor

Aaron Ettinger specializes in International Relations and US foreign policy. His research focuses on continuity and change in US foreign policy in the post-Cold War era and its implications for world order. His current SSHRC IDG funded project explores Canada-US relations during the Trump presidency. Recent published work covers a range of issues including US and Canadian foreign policy, and International Relations pedagogy. His research appears in International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Survival, Security Dialogue, Millennium, International Journal, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Politics, Comparative Strategy, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and International Journal of Sports Policy and Politics.

In the classroom, his teaching programme embraces the “Global IR” agenda and its push for greater disciplinary inclusiveness and intellectual diversity. He teaches classes on a wide range of topis in world politics, including a popular first-year course on “world order in an age of crisis.” In 2021, he was awarded the Canadian Political Science Association Prize for Teaching Excellence.

Before joining the Department of Political Science at Carleton, he taught at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University, and Queen’s University.

Selected Recent Publications

2023. (with Andrea M. Collins) “Trumpism and the Rejection of Global Climate Governance.International Relations 1-25.

2023. “Saudi Arabia, Sports Diplomacy and Authoritarian Capitalism in World Politics.” International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics: 1-17.

2023. “Truman Redux? Biden’s National Security Strategy.” Survival 65 (2):103-122.

2022. “Teaching World Politics in an Age of Crisis.” In Pandemic Pedagogy: Teaching International Relations Amid COVID-19, edited by Andrew A. Szarejko. Switzerland AG: Springer Nature.

2021. “After Failure: American Foreign Policy at the End of the Post–Cold War Era.” International Studies Review. 23 (1): 248-267.

2021. “Rumors of Restoration: Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy and What it Means for Canada.Canadian Foreign Policy Journal: 27 (2): 157-174.

2020. “Scattered and Unsystematic: The Taught Discipline in the Intellectual Life of IR.International Studies Perspectives. 21 (3): 338-361.

Courses in 2023-2024

PSCI 1200  | World Politics
PSCI 4806  | Transatlantic Defence Issues

Recent Podcasts

More about our Podcast show “Academic Talks Current Affairs”

The Politics of the Game: Part 1

The Politics of the Game: Part 2

On Joe Biden and the Future of American Foreign Policy