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Dr. John Friend


Assistant Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., University of Hawai'i, 2014

M.S., Missouri State University, 2007

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004

Research and Teaching Interests: international relations theory; security studies; Asian politics  (emphasis on identity, nationalism, and gender in East Asia); modern China; international migration and political economy; U.S. foreign and defense policy; health politics and policy; and, qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Office: SJU, Simons 152                                                                             

(320) 363-2731

[email protected]

Dr. Friend's CV attached here.


Spring 2017 Courses


9:10 am - 10:05 am     POLS 121 - Intro to International Relations

12:40 pm - 1:35 pm     POLS 223 - Comparative Politics


2:20 pm - 3:40 pm       POLS 358 - Public Health

Fall 2017 Courses

FYS 100

POLS 346 - Asian Politics

POLS 396 - Model UN/Global Awareness Lecture Series