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John R. Karaagac

(812) 855-5971
SPEA Room 429

Ph.D., International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, with Distinction1997
M.A., International Relations, Cambridge University, 1987
B.A., History, University of California-Berkeley, 1986

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2012 to present
  • Professorial Lecturer, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2004 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2009-2011
  • Adjunct Instructor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2003-2005 and 2007-2009
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Richmond, 2005-2007

Awards, Honors & Certifications
SPEA Teaching Award, Undergraduate Instruction, 2012, 2013

Professional Interests
International Relations and International Policy; American Public Administration, Foreign Policy, Politics and the Political Process, the Presidency; International Political Economy; Political Theory and Public Policy

Selected Publications
Full Vita


  • With Randall Baker, Why America Isn’t Europe (Paradigma, 2010)
  • The Bush Paradox: A Study in Contemporary Politics (Fenestra, 2004)
  • The Fate of the Father: The Bush Policy Paradox (Fenestra, 2004)
  • Between Promise and Policy: Ronald Reagan and Conservative Reformism (Lexington, 2000)
  • John McCain: An Essay in Military and Political History (Lexington, 2000)
  • “Wilson in Warsaw” in American Dream, Halina Parafinowicz ed., (Bialystok, Poland: Trans Humana, 2011)
    (Essays in honor of the late Prof. Michalek. Sponsored by the Polish-American Fulbright Committee and the History Institute of Warsaw University.)
  • “Republican Foreign Policy Tendencies in the Truman Years: Ideas, Traditions and Commentary,” in Dzieje Najnaowsze: Polska Akademia Nauk Institut Historii (2007: 4)