James Piazza

James Piazza

Liberal Arts Professor of Political Science

Director - Counterterrorism Option, MPS Homeland Security

321 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-4429


  1. Ph.D. Politics, New York University
  2. M.A. Middle East Studies, University of Michigan
  3. B.A. Political Science, Loyola University Chicago


Ph.D., New York University, 1999. Piazza's research focuses on terrorism, counterterrorism, political violence, intra-state armed conflict and the politics of the Islamic World. His published work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics,International Organization, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Choice, Journal of Peace Research, Political Psychology, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Political Research Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Interactions, Defence and Peace Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Security Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Areas of Interest:

  • International Relations