Caldwell finalDan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University, earned his AB, MA and PhD degrees at Stanford University and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and has held visiting faculty appointments at USC, UCLA and Brown University.  Prof. Caldwell is a member of the International Studies Association and the Council on Foreign Relations, where he chairs the Academic Outreach Initiative.

Among the awards that Dr. Caldwell has received are Professor of the Year at Pepperdine University, the Charles and Harriet Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard University, a NATO Research Fellowship, and a United States Institute of Peace Fellowship.

Prof. Caldwell served for three years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve and during that time held positions at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Caldwell is the author of more than sixty articles, the editor or co-editor of four books, and the author of five books: Vortex of Conflict: U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq (Stanford University Press, 2011), the third edition of Seeking Security in an Insecure World, co-authored with Robert E. Williams (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), World Politics and You (Prentice-Hall, 2000), The Dynamics of Domestic Politics and Arms Control: The SALT II Treaty Ratification Debate (University of South Caroline Press, 1991), and American-Soviet Relations: From 1947 to the Nixon-Kissinger Grand Design (Greenwood Press, 1981).