Kenneth A. Schultz

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Kenneth A. Schultz, PhD

  • Professor of Political Science
  • CISAC Affiliated Faculty Member
Department of Political Science Stanford University Encina Hall West Stanford, CA 94305-6044
(650) 736-1998 (voice)
(650) 723-1808 (fax)


Kenneth A. Schultz is professor of political science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University. His research examines international conflict and conflict resolution, with a particular focus on the domestic political influences on foreign policy choices.  He is the author of Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy and World Politics: Interests, Interactions, and Institutions (with David Lake and Jeffry Frieden), as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. He was the recipient the 2003 Karl Deutsch Award, given by the International Studies Association, and a 2011 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, awarded by Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. He received his PhD in political science from Stanford University.

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Claims, treaties, and resolution of territorial disputes

Prominent conflicts such as the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir and the conflict on the Korean Peninsula highlight the need for peaceful solutions to violent territorial disputes. Although the effectiveness of negotiated legal solutions to such conflicts is often questioned, a new Stanford study suggests that treaties that resolve territorial conflicts "work" -- in the sense that they are associated with a large reduction in the probability of subsequent conflict.