Renée de Nevers
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Associate Professor, Political Science, Courtesy Appointment
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992
710: International Actors and Issues:
Globalization, Conflict, and Cooperation
719: Fundamentals of Post Conflict
Renée de Nevers is an
Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and
International Affairs at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Previously
she taught at the University of Oklahoma, and was a Program Officer at the John
D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She has been a research fellow at the
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Stanford University’s
Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Hoover Institution,
and the International Institute for Strategic Studies,
and was a Fulbright Scholar in Russia in 2011. She received her Ph.D.
from Columbia University. Her current research focuses on great power efforts
to protect or manipulate sovereignty when confronted by new security challenges,
and the regulation and accountability of private military and security
companies. She is the author of Comrades No More: The Seeds
of Change in Eastern Europe and the co-author of Combating
Terrorism: Strategies and Approaches, and numerous journal articles and book
“Sovereignty at Sea:
States and Security in the Maritime Domain” (Security Studies, November-December, 2015).
“State Interests and the
Problem of Piracy: Comparing US and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs” (Ocean Development and International Law,
“Private Security’s Role
in Shaping Foreign Policy,” in Anna Leander and Rita Abrahamsen, eds., Routledge Handbook of Private Security
Studies (Routledge, 2015).
“Military Contractors and the American Way of
War” (with Deborah Avant) (Daedalus
140 (3), Summer 2011); also in David M. Kennedy, ed. The Modern American Military (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
The Effectiveness of Self-Regulation for the
Private Security Industry (Journal of
Public Policy, Vol.30, No. 2, 2010).
“Private Security Companies and the Laws of
War” (Security Dialogue, April 2009).
“(Self) Regulating War? Voluntary Regulation
and the Private Security Industry (Security
Studies, Fall 2009).
Terrorism, William C. Banks, Renée de Nevers, and Mitchel
Wallerstein (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2008).
International Security Role in the Terrorist Era” (International Security, Spring 2007)
International Norms: Great Powers and Norm Enforcement” (International Studies Review, Spring 2007).
Comrades No More: The
Seeds of Change in Eastern Europe (Cambridge: MIT Press,
International security, international relations, private military and security companies