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Christopher W. Herrick2

Christopher W. Herrick    

Professor of Political Science,
Director of the International Studies major, and Co-Director of the Political Economy and Public Policy major

Courses Taught Fall 2014

  • PSC 237 Government & Politics of Africa
  • PSC 329 International Law & Organization
  • PSC 341 American Foreign Policy

Other Courses Taught Over the Past Two Years:

  • PSC 103 Intro to Comparative Government & International Relations
  • PSC 232 Governments and Politics of East Asia
  • PSC 280 Sustainable Development in the Pearl River Delta Region of China
  • PSC 331 Comparative International Environmental Policies
  • PSC 339 Theories of International Relations
  • PSC 430 Comparative National Security Policies


  • Ph.D. International Studies, University of South Carolina
  • M.A. Political Science, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. Government, Bates College


Dr. Herrick’s areas of study include comparative politics, international relations, and environmental policy.  Dr. Herrick’s research focuses generally on foreign and national security policies.  His current research focuses upon China’s “Peaceful Rise” and  examines the prospects that despite potential economic compatibilities perceptions and misperceptions will negatively affect China’s relations with the United States, India, Japan, Southeast Asia and Africa. He has also published a book on Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy.

Together with Ms. Nancy Collings, the Mandarin Instructor at Muhlenberg, Dr. Herrick has designed and conducted a Muhlenberg Integrated Learning Abroad (MILA) course that addresses sustainable development in China and includes a two week travel experience in the Pearl River Delta region of China.

Dr. Herrick is also the faculty advisor for a number of prestigious post-graduate awards. These include the Boren, Fulbright, Gates Cambridge, Jackson-Davies, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships

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