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Welcome to my home page. I am Associate Professor Educator at the Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati. During 2015-2019, I also served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science. If you have questions related to advising, please visit the department's advising page here.

My office hours during AY 2021-22 are:
Fall 2021 (August 23 - December 11, 2021): On leave. To set up an in-person or webex appointment, please email me at To connect via webex go to:

Spring 2022 (January 10 - April 28, 2022): Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm (noon).

If you need to contact another POL and INTA advisors, check their office hours and contact information here. Note that advisors may be unavailable to meet during Winter and Summer breaks.

If classes are unable to meet due to weather conditions, please consult with the instructor's policy and visit the university's weather and natural disasters plans and policies for more information about rules and expectations. Detailed instructions and recommendations related COVID-19 policies, procedures and requirements can be found on the university's page explaining campus safety measures. Note that the information posted online will update as the situation with the pandemic changes, so make sure to review the university website dedicated to COVID-19.

If you are a student who plans to ask me for a letter of recommendation please click here for detailed instructions. Master's students who need a reader for their MA thesis or profesional paper should click here for more information about my rules and expectations.

During 2021-22 academic year I will be offering the following classes at UC:
Fall 2021: On leave

POL 1080 Introduction to International Relations (Spring 2022)
POL 2074 Politics of Russia (Spring 2022)
POL 4090 Internship Practicum (Spring 2022, experiential learning class)

For further details on these courses, please visit Canvas.

I have taught at University of Cincinnati, Georgetown College and Muskingum University where I taught a variety of introductory, upper level classes and graduate seminars in International Relations (IR) and Comparative Politics. These include: Approaches to International Relations; Politics of Europe (Western and Eastern); Alliances in International Relations, International Conflict, International Cooperation & Institutions, International Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy. I lead a study abroad program to Brussels, Belgium and The Hague, the Netherlands, and have also offered at UC Graduate courses in IR.

My primary areas of teaching and research interests are international relations and comparative politics with focus on international security, inter-organizational cooperation, alliances and NATO politics. Also, I am interested in European and Middle Eastern politics (especially patterns of social and economic transition) and various aspects of democratization, political development and economic growth. My book entitled "Transforming NATO: New Allies, Missions, and Capabilities" was published by Lexington Books/ Rowman & Littlefield (2011, paperback 2013; Chinese edition 2014). I am currently working on a new book project that studies organizational response to emerging threats by comparing NATO and the EU's handling of peacebuilding, cybersecurity and energy security. I have recently published an article on the use of interactive platforms (such as Echo 360) and supplemental instruction in large enrollment classes. The findings are described here and the article can be accessed here.

This page is intended to provide information about my teaching experience and research interests; it contains information about the classes that I have taught or will be teaching, articles that I have published, and papers that I have presented.

Below is a link to my interview in McMicken Monthly (January 2012) featuring my book on NATO:

Q&A: Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Political Science – NATO Changed But Still Relevant

My past research on NATO politics was profiled in UC Magazine in August 2013. The full article can be accessed here.

For recent updates and additional information about my current research and publications, please visit my UC faculty profile page. I hope you will find this page informative. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to send me an email. Thank you.


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Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210375
1209 Crosley Tower
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375

Phone (office): 513-556-3318
Phone (cell): 513-652-2057
Fax: 513-556-2314

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