Dr. Robert M. Farley
455 Patterson Office Tower
Ph.D. thesis, Transnational Determinants of Military Doctrine. Jonathan Mercer (Chair), Elizabeth Kier, David Bachman, Mary Callahan.
Ph.D. University of Washington, Political Science. 2004.
M.A. University of Washington. Political Science. 1999.
B.S. University of Oregon. Political Science Major, History Minor. 1997.
Assistant Professor, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, August 2006-present.
Fighting Piracy: Experiences in Southeast Asia and Off the Horn of Africa. With Yoav Gortzak, Journal of Strategic Security v.2, n.1 February 2009
Privilege Wise and Patent (and Trade Secret) Foolish. With Davida Isaacs, 24 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 773 (2009).
The Responsibilities of Hegemony: U.S. Naval Doctrine and Piracy in Southeast Asia. With Yoav Gortzak, in At Issue: Piracy on the High Seas, vol. 1 pp. 25-27, 31-332. Belmont, CA: Gale. 2009.
Privilege Wise and Patent (and Trade Secret) Foolish. With Davida Isaacs, in M N Bhavani ed. Evidence Law and State Secrets . 161-199. Hyderabad: Amicus Books, Icfai University Press. 2009.
Op-Ed and Policy Oriented Articles
American Defence Lacks Reality that UK May One Day Pay For. Warships: International Fleet Review, May 2010, p.21-22
Busting the Myths: The Norwegian Campaign. Warships: International Fleet Review, May 2010, p. 38-39.
Which Maritime Nation is Most Sea Blind: UK, USA, or Oz?, Warships: International Fleet Review, April 2010 p. 27
The View from the United States. Warships Annual Guide to the Royal Navy, January 2010
Busting the Myths: Battle of the River Plate. Warships: International Fleet Review, January 2010 p.36-38
Constant Vigilance: The Israeli Sea Corps. Warships: International Fleet Review, November 2008
Devil’s Advocate: Time to Get Rid of the Air Forces? Warships: International Fleet Review, June 2008
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money (book review) Pragati: The Indian National Interest Review 33, December 2009: 31-32.
2009 New Ideas Fund, National Security Network ($9500)
2005-2006 Post Doctoral Scholar, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky.
2002-2003 Freeman Fellowship, Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Project, University of Washington.
Presented The Washington Naval Treaty and East Asian Security at the 2007 International Studies Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Presented The Responsibilities of Hegemony: U.S. Naval Doctrine and Piracy in Southeast Asia at the 2006 International Studies Association Conference in San Diego, California.
Presented Transnational Determinants of Military Doctrine at the 2003 International Studies Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Presented Transnational Determinants of Military Doctrine at the 2002 American Political Science Association Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Presented Attribution Theory and Multiple Group Affiliation at the 2001 International Studies Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
Presented Tactical Innovation
and the Offense-Defense Balance at the 1999 American Political Science
Association Conference in
Served as discussant on panel Strategic Culture: Knowledge and Military Power, at the 2003 International Studies Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Served as discussant on Lynn Eden’s presentation of Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation at the Pacific Northwest Colloquium in International Security, November 22, 2002.
Served as discussant on Stephen Rosen’s presentation of The DNA of Strategy: Stress, Distress, and War Termination at the Pacific Northwest Colloquium in International Security, January 25, 2002.
Columnist, World Politics Review, 10/10-present.
Contributor, Lawyers, Guns and Money, 5/2004-present. ~6000 daily visits, ~5200 subscribers
Contributor, TAPPED: Group Blog of the American Prospect, 9/2006-7/2009 ~7000 daily visits, ~1700 subscribers
Contributor, Bloggingheads.tv, 1/2008-present.
Contributor, Progressive Realist, 1/2009-present
Contributor, Information Dissemination, 8/2009-present ~ 7000 daily visits, ~2500 subscribers
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Academic Fellowship on Terrorism, June 9-June 20, 2008, Tel Aviv,
Maritime Strategy Project, December 11-15,
White Team Exercise, October 12, 2006, Naval
Retrospectives and Future Directions, September 21-22, 2000, Belfer
Center for Science and International Affairs,
Summer Workshop on
Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, July 9-28, 2000, Institute for War and
Speech, “North Korea and the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” University of Kentucky School of Law, November 2, 2006
Speech, “North Korea, Iran, and the Future of Non-Proliferation,” United Nations Association, November 27, 2006
Independently designed and taught (selected):
Diplomacy 750, Defense Statecraft, Spring 2010
DIP 600, Statecraft and the State, Spring 2010
DIP 600, National Security Policy, Autumn 2009
DIP 600, History of Strategic Thought, Spring 2009
DIP 600, European Security, Spring 2008
DIP 600, East Asian Security, Spring 2007
Political Science 428, Military Intervention, Summer 2005
Political Science 419, US-China Foreign Relations, Spring 2005
Political Science 321, American Foreign Policy, Winter 2005
Political Science 324,
Political Science 426, World Politics, Summer 2004
Political Science 407, International Conflict, Summer 2002
International Relations (Jonathan Mercer),
Political Theory (Mika Lavaque-Manty),
Jonathan Mercer (Chair), Elizabeth Kier, Mika Lavaque-Manty.
American Political Science Association, 1997-present.