Julie Garey

Adjunct Faculty

Julie Garey is a doctoral candidate specializing in international relations and comparative politics. She teaches courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and research methods. She was a visiting lecturer at Tufts University, where she taught a course on U.S. national security and the future of NATO. She has also been a teaching assistant (TA) in international relations, comparative politics, and globalization courses. In addition to her responsibilities in the department, she has also served on various focus groups and committees, as well as working as a project assistant to the Center for Emerging Markets, an inter-disciplinary organization within the NEU College of Business. In Spring 2015, Julie was awarded a Northeastern University Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

Research Interests

Julie’s dissertation research examines the U.S.-NATO relationship since the end of the Cold War. Through an examination of the 1999 Kosovo intervention, the 2001 Afghanistan War, the 2003 Iraq War, and the 2011 Libyan intervention, this research reveals how the alliance relationship has evolved, as well as the consequences of U.S.-NATO relations on future U.S. foreign policy. As a master’s student at Ohio University, Julie’s thesis examined the effects of public opinion on the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon during the Vietnam War. Her additional research interests include: U.S. foreign policy, U.S. national security, military efficacy and the use of force, international organizations, alliance behavior, and international relations theory.

She has presented her research at several conferences, including the New England Political Science Association (NEPSA), Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), International Studies Association (ISA), and the American Political Science Association (APSA). Her conference participation has been generously supported by numerous grants from the Political Science Department, the Northeastern University Graduate Student Government, and the American Veterans of Foreign Wars (AMVETS) organization.

Prior Work

Julie has served in several different professional capacities both inside and outside of the national security field. She also has experience on the administrative side of university life, having worked for many years in the Ohio University Office of the University Registrar. Most recently, she completed an internship with The National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C..


Julie is a two-time graduate of Ohio University, receiving her BA (2006) and MA (2008) and serving as a teaching assistant for courses in American government, international relations, and IR theory. She is a member of several academic organizations, including APSA, ISA, MPSA, and Pi Sigma Alpha. She is a native Ohioan, though she has grown to love life in New England. In her non-academic life, Julie enjoys completing jigsaw puzzles with her two roommates, playing board games with her friends, running, and spending lots of time with her niece and nephews.

Research Interests: U.S. foreign policy, NATO, national security, alliance behavior, international organizations

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