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Erik Beuck

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Baker Fellow
BA in Psychology with minors in Political Science and History from The College of Wooster (2012)
MA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio (2014)
PhD in Political Science (International Relations, Comparative Politics and Research Methods) (Expected 2019)

Erik Beuck is a rising fourth year PhD student in Political Science who has spent the last three years as a Graduate Student Baker Center Fellow. Erik works under his advisor and mentor Dr. Krista Wiegand, a Baker Faculty Fellow in Global Security.

In his work with Dr. Wiegand, he has been involved with a number of projects dealing with the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, one of which is currently under review at Asian Security. In addition, he works under Dr. Wiegand on a multi-university dataset project on the next iteration of the Issue Correlates of War (ICOW) dataset, funded via a Minerva Grant.

In addition to working with Dr. Wiegand, Erik also is involved with several research projects with other individuals at the University of Tennessee. With Dr. Wonjae Hwang, he is involved with several papers seeking to examine the relationship between different types of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with conflict as well as territorial disputes. With the Baker Fellow Aaron Gold, Erik has conducted a study examining the types of dispute settlement of territorial disputes and their relationship with subsequent cooperation with states, which is under review at International Interactions. With Alexandra Infanzon, he is involved with several projects examining technology and its relationship to conflict between states, and the role of international courts in disputes settlement.

Research Interests

In general his research interests include: International Relations, International Law, Interstate Conflict, Intrastate Conflict, Territorial Disputes, Technology, Transnational and Domestic Terrorism, Asia, the Middle East, and Research Methods.

Contact Information

Erik Beuck
1640 Cumberland Ave.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996