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Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

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Gregory Smith

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2020


Gregory Smith is assistant professor of political science. His research focuses on the domestic determinants of U.S. foreign policy and changes in the effects of coercive policy tools—the latter of which is the subject of his current book project, tentatively titled “Power Today is not Power Tomorrow: The Dynamic Effect of Coercive Policies.” 

His peer-reviewed research has been published in International Organization. He was awarded a Presidential Fellowship at The Ohio State University and has received research support from the Charles Koch Foundation. Prior to joining Syracuse, he held postdoctoral fellowships at The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College and the Department of Political Science at Duke University.

Smith earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2020. 

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory, security studies, U.S. foreign policy, political methodology