International Affairs

Caroline A. Hartzell


Political Science



Campus Box 0406


Glatfelter Hall
Room 306
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA University of Puget Sound, 1985
PhD University of California at Davis, 1994

Caroline Hartzell is a Professor in the Political Science Department and was the founding director of the College's Globalization Studies program. Professor Hartzell teaches courses in International Relations. Her specialization is in international political economy with an emphasis on issues of conflict and conflict management, development, and globalization. She also teaches a course in Latin American Politics.

Professor Hartzell's research focuses on cross-national civil war settlements and the effects institutions, both domestic and international, have on social conflict. She has published numerous journal articles on the effects that power-sharing settlements of civil wars have on the duration and quality of the peace, as well as co-authored and co-edited books on those topics. Professor Hartzell's research has been supported by the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, and a grant for $447,802 from the National Science Foundation to carry out survey research on factors affecting the stability of the peace following power-sharing settlements.

Professor Hartzell is editor of the journal CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PEACE SCIENCE, the journal of the Peace Science Society (International). She also serves on the editorial boards of the journals ETHNOPOLITICS and FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS.

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