Department of Political Science

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Christopher HerrickChristopher W. Herrick Email Christopher W. Herrick

Professor of Political Science,
Director of the International Studies major, and
Co-Director of the Political Economy and Public Policy major

Contact Information:
herrick@muhlenberg.edu
484-664-3146
Ettinger Hall 308F

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Courses Taught Fall 2014

PSC 237 Government & Politics of Africa

  • PSC 329 International Law & Organization
  • PSC 341 American Foreign Policy

Other Courses Taught Over the Past Two Years:

PSC 103 Intro to Comparative Government & International Relations
PSC 232 Governments and Politics of East Asia

  • PSC 280 Sustainable Development in the Pearl River Delta Region of China
  • PSC 331 Comparative International Environmental Policies
  • PSC 339 Theories of International Relations
  • PSC 430 Comparative National Security Policies

Education:

Ph.D. International Studies, University of South Carolina

  • M.A. Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. Government, Bates College

Background:

Dr. Herrick’s areas of study include comparative politics, international relations, and environmental policy.  Dr. Herrick’s research focuses generally on foreign and national security policies.  His current research focuses upon China’s “Peaceful Rise” and  examines the prospects that despite potential economic compatibilities perceptions and misperceptions will negatively affect China’s relations with the United States, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and Africa.   He has also published a book on Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy.

Together with Ms. Nancy Collings, the Mandarin Instructor at Muhlenberg, Dr. Herrick has designed and conducted a Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad (MILA) course that addresses sustainable development in China and includes a two week travel experience in the Pearl River Delta region of China. 

Dr. Herrick is also the faculty advisor for a number of prestigious post-graduate awards.  These include the Boren, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Jackson-Davies, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships

Conference Papers:

Northeastern Political Science Association, November 2012, “Perceptions and         Misperceptions: China’s Relations With The States Of Southeast Asia In The      Context Of Its “Peaceful Rise”

ASIANETWORK National Conference, April 2012, “The Role of Perceptions in China –   India Relations in the Context of China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’”

Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, November 2011, “The PRC’s Relations with the Existing Great Powers in the Context of China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ as an Emerging Great Power

ASIANETWORK National Conference, April 2011, “China’s Africa Policy in the Context of China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ as an Emerging Great Power

Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, November 2010, “The PLA-Navy in the Context of China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ as an Emerging Great Power

ASIANETWORK, National Conference, April 2010, “China’s Initiative”

Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, November 2009, “The Perils and Potential of China as an Emerging Great Power – A Theoretical    Perspective”

NAFA Bi-Annual Conference, 2009, “University Structures for Fellowships Advising”

Book:

Issues in American Foreign Policy, Longman Publishers