Jonathan DiCicco, PhD Director of International Relations
Jonathan M. DiCicco joined the Canisius College faculty in 2006 and became director of the International Relations program in 2011. An active scholar who publishes in peer-reviewed journals, participates in national and international conferences, and collaborates with student researchers, DiCicco teaches a variety of courses on international relations, international conflict, and foreign policy
His research focuses primarily on international conflict and its resolution, foreign policy decision-making, and U.S. defense policy. DiCicco has published articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Naval War College Review, has published chapters in Progress in International Relations Theory (MIT Press) and Presence, Prevention, and Persuasion (Lexington Press), and is co-editor of an introductory textbook on international relations. DiCicco’s most recent research projects explore the dynamics of long-term international rivalries and examine the United States’ strategic adjustments to rising powers around the globe and shrinking budgets at home.
At Canisius, DiCicco teaches Introduction to International Relations (PSC 140), American Foreign Policy (PSC 245), and the Seminar in International Relations (PSC 442), as well as more specialized courses on international organizations, the global political economy, war and its consequences, and a semester-long simulation of the National Security Council. He advises the student-run International Affairs Society and serves on a committee that helps students prepare applications for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship competition. Before arriving in Buffalo, DiCicco conducted research for the Department of Defense and served as associate director of the Center for Global Security and Democracy, a think tank and global service-learning organization.
DiCicco is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Peace Science Society (International), and other scholarly organizations, including Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his doctorate from Rutgers University in 2006.