David E. Schmitt

Areas of Study

Comparative Politics, International Relations, Northern Ireland, Ethnic Conflict, U.S. National Security Policy

Selected Publications

  • “The US War on Terrorism and Its Impact on the Politics of Accommodation in Northern Ireland.” Northern Ireland’s Never Ending Peace Process: Political Change and the Process of ending Political Violence Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
  • “The Impact of September 11th on Terrorism and Peace Processes in Northern Ireland” in Democratic Development and Political Terrorism. Ed. William Crotty, 2005
  • Ireland on the World Stage. London: Longman, 2001 (co-edited with William Crotty)
  • “Internationalization and Patterns of Political Change in Ireland,” Policy Studies Journal, 28:4 (Fall, 2000)
  • Ireland and the Politics of Change. London: Addison Wesley Longman, 1998 (co-edited with William Crotty)
  • “Ethnic Structure, Conflict Processes and the Potential for Violence and Accommodation in Canada,” Journal of Conflict Studies XVII (1997)
  • “Resolving Conflict in Bicommunal Political Systems,” in Adrian Guelke (ed) New Perspective on the Northern Ireland Conflict. London: Avebury, 1994
  • The Winning Edge: Maximizing Success in College. New York: HarperCollins, 1992
  • “Problems of Accommodation in Bicommunal Political Systems,” Conflict Quarterly, 11:4 (Fall, 1991)

Selected Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Conflict Studies, New England Journal of Political Science
  • Advisory Committee, Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, 1999-
  • Quebec Studies Grant, Quebec Government Program for American Scholars, 1993-1994
  • Faculty Research Grant, Canadian Government Program for American Scholars, 1992-1993
  • National Council, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), 1986-1990
  • Congressional Statement on Northern Ireland, U.S.House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, 92nd Congress, 2nd session, February 28-March 1, 1972

Recent Courses Taught


  • POLS 3415 Ethnic Conflict in Comparative Politics
  • POLS 3420 National Security, War, and Terrorism
  • POLS 4530- Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection


  • POLS 7360- Ethnic Political Conflict
  • POLS 7361- U.S. National Security Policy