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Peter Andreas

John Hay Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Brown University

Peter Andreas is the John Hay Professor of International Studies at Brown University. Previously, Andreas was an academy scholar at Harvard University, a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. He holds an MA and PhD in government from Cornell University and a BA in political science from Swarthmore College.

Andreas is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books. These include Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America (Oxford University Press, 2013, selected by Amazon and by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of the year), Blue Helmets and Black Markets: The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo (Cornell University Press, 2008); Policing the Globe: Criminalization and Crime Control in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2006); Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide (Cornell University Press, 2000, second edition 2009); and Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict (Cornell University Press, 2010). His most recent book is a political memoir, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2017, selected by Foreign Affairs as a best book of the year). His current book project, Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs (under contract with Oxford University Press), explores the relationship between warfare and mind-altering substances, from ancient times to the present.

Andreas has also written for a wide range of scholarly and policy publications, including International SecurityInternational Studies QuarterlyForeign AffairsForeign PolicyThe New RepublicHarper’s, Slate, and The Nation. Other writings include congressional testimonies and op-eds in major newspapers, such as the New York TimesWashington Post, Boston Globe, and The Guardian.