UMass Boston

Paul Kowert

Political Science
Department Chairman
Wheatley Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

International relations theory, U.S.-Japan relations, foreign policy analysis, political psychology, research design


PhD, Cornell University, 1992
MA, Cornell University, 1989

Additional Information

Fall 2022 Office Hours: TuTh 10:30AM - 11:59AM 

Paul Kowert's CV

Paul A. Kowert is an associate professor of political science. He teaches courses on foreign policy, international relations theory, national security, identity politics, political psychology, U.S.-Japan relations, and research design.

Professor Kowert's research addresses questions such as: how do leaders differ in their use of information and advice, how do people form perceptions of other countries, and how do leaders incorporate normative principles into their policy choices? His publications include: International Relations in a Constructed World (1998, with Vendulka Kubálková and Nicholas G. Onuf), Groupthink or Deadlock: When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors (2002), Cultures of Order: Leadership, Language, and Social Reconstruction in Germany and Japan (2007, with Katja Weber), and Psychology and Constructivism in International Relations: An Ideational Alliance (2012, with Vaughn P. Shannon). He is the recipient of research and teaching grants from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Fulbright Foundation, among others.