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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 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, sports and politics, 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 topics in world politics, including a popular first-year course on “world order in an age of crisis.” He is the recipient of many teaching awards including the 2021 the Canadian Political Science Association Prize for Teaching Excellence and the 2024 Carleton Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Excellence prize.

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. “Global International Relations and Worlding Beyond the West: A Pedagogical Critique.International Studies Review 25 (4):1-24.

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: 15 (3):531-547.

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

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 2024-2025

PSCI 1200A  | World Politics
PSCI 4806B  | Transatlantic Defence Issues