Julie Garey is a doctoral candidate from the Department of Political Science, specializing in international relations. She is currently teaching US Foreign Policy (Fall 2013). In addition to the foreign policy course, she has taught Research Methods (POLS 2399) and a course at Tufts University titled “US National Security and the Future of NATO.” Julie has also served as a teaching assistant (TA) for courses in comparative politics, international relations, and globalization. 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.
Julie’s primary research interests include: US national security issues, US foreign policy, NATO, and alliance behavior. Her previous research endeavors have detailed presidential decision-making in times of war, and the effects of public opinion on decision making during “unpopular” wars. Her dissertation research focuses on the evolution of the US-NATO relationship since the end of the Cold War. She has presented her research at several conferences, including the New England Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, International Studies Association, and the American Political Science Association.
Julie is a two-time graduate of Ohio University (Go Bobcats!), receiving her BA (2006) and MA (2008) and serving as a teaching assistant for courses in American government, international relations, and IR theory. She has also been afforded the opportunity to serve in several different professional capacities both inside and outside of the national security field. Most recently, she completed an internship with The National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.. In her free time, Julie enjoys cooking for and trying new restaurants with her roommates, exploring New England, and travelling back to Ohio to spend time with her family.