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Peter Andrew Furia

Associate Professor
Director of Global Studies-Security and Justice
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
Gibson 295
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., Princeton

Peter Furia teaches the track foundation and capstone seminar courses in GSSJ and has served as its director since its inception in 2014. Much of his research addresses public opinion and comparative foreign policy and utilizes survey and web data to test claims about group identity and inter-group enmity in international relations. His other interests include mass-elite relations in democracies, the patriotism-cosmopolitanism debate and the history of international political thought. His research articles have appeared in Global Society, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly and Polity and he has also published over a dozen book chapters and shorter articles. He is co-editor (with Richard Sobel and Bethany Barratt) of Public Opinion and International Intervention: Lessons from the Iraq War (Potomac 2012). In addition to his academic work, he has consulted on projects for GSSJ-relevant organizations ranging from the Department of Homeland Security to Oxfam America.

PLIR 1010: International Relations
Credits: 3
Studies the geographic, demographic, economic, and ideological factors conditioning the policies of states, and the methods and institutions of conflict and adjustment among states, including the functions of power, diplomacy, international law and organization.
GSSJ 3010: Global Issues of Security and Justice
Credits: 3
This is the foundation course for students admitted to the Global Studies-Security and Justice track of Global Studies.
PLIR 4320: Religion and War
Credits: 3
This seminar offers an overview of the rapidly-expanding literature on religion and international conflict
PLIR 4431: Democracy and Foreign Policy
Credits: 3
This course examines both academic and policy debates about democracy and foreign policy. We begin by reviewing the theory and practice of democracy and the literature on democracy in international politics.
PLAD 4960: Thesis for Distinguished Majors Program
Credits: 3
American Politics Prerequisite: Admission into the department's Distinguished Majors Program.
PLAD 4961: Thesis Seminar for Distinguished Majors Program Part 2
Credits: 3
Part two of the Politics Department Distinguished Majors thesis seminar.
GSSJ 4991: Capstone Seminar
Credits: 3
This is the capstone seminar for students in the Security and Justice track of Global Studies.
GSSJ 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
This course is designed to allow Global Studies-Security and Justice majors to pursue independent study of relevant topics that go beyond the program's core, track and/or elective curricula.
RELG 5321: Proseminar in Religion, Politics & Conflict
Credits: 1
The Proseminar for MA students in Religion, Politics & Conflict meets monthly each semester to discuss student research, to integrate methods and themes in the field, to facilitate professional development, and to deepen relationships with colleagues.
PLAP 5993: Selected Problems in American Politics
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under faculty supervision, for students who are preparing for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLIR 5993: Selected Problems in International Relations
Credits: 1–3
Independent study, under faculty supervision, for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.