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Beth Fischer

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream &
Woodsworth One Coordinator


Beth A. Fischer received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1994, 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 Decision Making and Strategic Thinking. 

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 Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War (University of Missouri Press, 1997), as well as articles on conflict management, intelligence analysis, and international security.  She has been the co-editor of International Journal, as well as a delegate to the Ottawa Convention to Ban Landmines. Prior to joining Woodsworth, she was a Lecturer and Academic Adviser at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.