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Beth A. Fischer

 Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Woodsworth One Coordinator

Beth Fisher 2019

Beth A. Fischer received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto and specializes in international security and the psychology of decision making. She has taught a wide range of courses including Introduction to International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Conflict and Conflict Management, and Innovation & Society. Her courses in the Woodsworth One program focus on order and disorder, including crime, justice, war and innovation.

In 2002 Beth was awarded a Nobel Fellowship for her research on the Cold War and its impact on contemporary global affairs. She is the author of The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan’s Cold War Legacy (University Press of Kentucky, 2019) and The Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War (University of Missouri Press, 1997). She has also published articles on conflict management, intelligence analysis, and the science of teaching and learning.  She has been the co-editor of International Journal, as well as a delegate to the Ottawa Convention to Ban Landmines.