Faculty & Staff

Robert Weiner, PhD

Retired Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts


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Areas of Expertise

Eastern Europe, Theories of International Relations, and International Organization


PhD, New York University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Robert Weiner is a center associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and a fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the McCormack Graduate School. His research interests include Romanian foreign policy, Moldovan foreign policy, international relations theory, the international law of genocide, and diplomacy and war.

He has worked as a consultant for Global Integrity, a Washington based NGO which investigates corruption in countries around the world. He is the academic editor of the forthcoming Annual Edition of World Politics 12/13 (McGraw-Hill Publishers) and also is the author of Romanian Foreign Policy and the United Nations (Praeger 1984) and Change in Eastern Europe (Praeger 1994). He is the author of more than 20 book chapters and articles and book reviews. He has published articles and book reviews in such journals as The Slavic Review, Sudost-Europa, The International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Orbis, Problems of Postcommunism, Demokratizatsiya, The New England Journal of History, The East European Quarterly, Canadian American Slavic Studies/Revue Canadienne Americaine d'etudes Slaves, ID: International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs, and The New England Journal of Public Policy.

He has presented about 100 papers at scholarly conferences and seminars, such as the Comparative Economics seminar series at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, British International Studies Association, the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, the New England Political Science Association, the Northeastern Political Science Association, the Society for Romanian Studies, and the World Congress on East European Studies.

He has reviewed manuscripts dealing with international relations for a number of publishers, such as Oxford University Press, Pearson/Longman, and Cengage/Wadsworth, as well as more specialized manuscripts dealing with Moldovan and Romanian Affairs for such journals as The Journal of Cold War Studies (Harvard University Cold War History Project), Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Europe-Asia.