Jason W. Davidson

Jason Davidson
  • Professor
  • Political Sci & Int'l Affairs
  • Academic Degrees

    • M.A., Ph.D., Georgetown University
    • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • Areas of Expertise

    • American Foreign Policy
    • American Security Policy
    • International Security
    • British, French and Italian Foreign Policy

Jason Davidson, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, earned a Ph.D. (2001) and an M.A. (1999) in government from Georgetown University, and a B.A. (1996) in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Davidson was the 2007 recipient of UMW’s Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award and a two-time recipient of the Academic Affairs Council Professors’ Appreciation Award. He was awarded a UMW Jepson Fellowship for 2005-06 for the project titled “Signaling Resolve in Contemporary American Foreign Policy.”

He is the author of two books, The Origins of Revisionist and Status-quo States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). His articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, Modern Italy, Security Studies, and The Nonproliferation Review. Finally, Dr. Davidson has written chapters in books such as Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order, Sanctions as Economic Statecraft: Theory and Practice, and Italy in the Post-Cold War Order: Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility.

Dr. Davidson is a specialist in American Foreign and Security Policy, British, French and Italian Foreign, and Security Policy, and International Security. He has been invited to deliver lectures at venues such as the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the United States Marine Corps War College, the University of Rome (Roma Tre), and the University of Bologna.