Political Science

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

Academic Focus

International relations, civil conflict, political economy of development

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, the National Science Foundation, and the Folke Bernadette Academy. She is currently engaged in the use of survey research and experiments that explore the role that citizens play in peace processes. Professor Hartzell is the founder, along with Felix Haass and Martin Ottmann, of the network Citizens in Peace Processes.

Professor Hartzell served as editor of the journal CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND PEACE SCIENCE, the journal of the Peace Science Society (International), from 2015-2020. She also serves on the editorial boards of the journals ETHNOPOLITICS and FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS.

For further information, please see Professor Hartzell's website: www.carolinehartzell.com