Areas of Interest: Borders and smuggling; transnational crime and crime control; and the political economy of conflict and intervention.
Peter Andreas is professor of international studies at the Institute and professor in Brown's Department of Political Science. He joined the Watson Institute in the fall of 2001, and currently serves as Interim Director.
Previously, Andreas was an academy scholar at Harvard University, a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. He holds an MA and PhD in government from Cornell University and a BA in political science from Swarthmore College.
Andreas is the author, co-author, or co-editor of nine books. These include, Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo (Cornell University Press, 2008); Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2006); Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (Cornell University Press, 2000, second edition 2009); and Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict (Cornell University Press, 2010). He has also written for a wide range of scholarly and policy publications, including International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and The Nation. Other writings include congressional testimonies and op-eds in major newspapers such as the Washington Post.
Talk Tunes: Smuggling
Smuggling and trafficking are issues that feature frequently in today’s news but also have a long and lively history. Contraband, law enforcement, by-standers and victims are also prominent themes in popular culture, as seen in TV shows, films and music. ~ The Talk Tunes: Smuggling playlist features the top 20 suggestions about "smuggling" submitted via www.facebook.com/WatsonInstitute. The topic was inspired by a talk at the Watson Institute by author Professor Peter Andreas on his new book, "Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America." Watch the event video at http://bit.ly/11EBh89 ~ Talk Tunes is a new series that (tenuously) links music and international studies. You suggest the songs, we make the playlist, and everybody listens.