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Paul Sharp

Professor and Head of Political Science
302b Cina Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth MN 55812, USA

Phone 218 726 6221
e mail
fax 218 726 6585

Visiting Senior Fellow, Clingendael
Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Co-Editor, Palgrave's "Diplomacy and International Relations" series

Co-Editor, Hague Journal of Diplomacy
(online submissions at

I am Professor and Head of Political Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth where I teach courses in International Relations, Foreign Policy, and International Relations Theory. I am also Co-chair of the Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association for whom I coordinated their contribution to the Compendium Project, and Convener of the Group On Diplomacy of the British International Studies Association.

My research is focused on diplomacy, the English School, and the future of international relations in a post-state, hyper-plural world. I am currently working on two major projects: a co-edited collection of essays on America and diplomacy for The Hague Journal of Diplomacy; and a book-length project examining the idea of appeasement and its uses.

I have published five books and numerous articles. Books include the following:

Diplomatic Theory of International Relations, Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (available September), information at

Edited with Geoffrey Wiseman
The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society, Palgrave’s Diplomacy and International Relations Series, Palgrave, 2008, information available at

Edited with Karl W. Schweitzer
The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield, Palgrave’s Diplomacy and International Relations Series, Palgrave, 2007, information available at