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Dan E. Caldwell Faculty Profile

Dan E. Caldwell

Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Social Science Division, Seaver College
Malibu, APC 243


  • PhD, and M.A, Political Science, Stanford University, 1978
  • MA, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, International Relations, 1971
  • AB, History, Stanford University, 1970



  • Editor. Alexander L. George: A Pioneer in Political and Social Sciences. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag, 2018.
  • Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • Co-authored with Robert E. Williams, Jr. Seeking Security in an Insecure World. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006, 2nd ed., 2012, 3rd ed., 2016.
  • World Politics and You, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Publishers, Inc., 2000.
  • Co-editor with Timothy J. McKeown. Diplomacy, Force and Leadership: Essays in Honor of Alexander L. George. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1993.
  • The Dynamics of Domestic Politics and Arms Control: The SALT II Treaty Ratification Debate. Columbia, South Carolina: The University of South Carolina Press, 1991.
  • Co-editor with Michael Krepon. The Politics of Arms Control Treaty Ratification. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
  • Editor. Soviet International Behavior and U.S. Policy Options. Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1985.
  • Editor. Henry Kissinger: His Personality and Policies. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1983.
  • American-Soviet Relations: From 1947 to the Nixon-Kissinger Grand Design. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1981.


  • Elected Lifetime Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Chair of the Academic Outreach Initiative
  • Listed in Contemporary Authors, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in the West.
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2007
  • Invited to present a paper at the Conference on the U.S.-Soviet Relations in the Era of Detente, 1969-1976 by the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., 2007
  • NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Fellowship, 2001-2002.
  • Invited to present a paper at the 1995 Nobel Symposium, Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway, 1995
  • Member of the Clinton-Gore Transition Team for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, D.C., December 1992; Gore-Lieberman Arms Control Task Force, 2000; Kerry-Edwards Working Group on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching, 2003.
  • Professor of the Year, Student Alumni Association, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 1992
  • Charles and Harriet Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, 1991, 1997.
  • Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1990-91.
  • Malone Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, 1990.
  • President and chairman of the Board of Directors, Forum for U.S.-Russian Dialogue, 1989-1991
  • United States Institute of Peace Fellowship, 1987-88.
  • Atlantic Council, NATO Fellow,, 1986

Areas of Expertise

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • International Security and Arms Control
  • Russian-American Relations
  • U.S. Military Student Veterans


  • Russian-American Relations
  • U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, International Security and Arms Control
  • U.S. Military Student Veterans


  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • International Security and Arms Control
  • Senior Seminar in International Studies
  • Political Science Honors Seminar