Anat Niv-Solomon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs.  She specializes in foreign policy decision making, security, negotiations and mediation, and the politics of human rights.

Her book, Cooperation and Protracted Conflict in International Affairs, Cycles of Reciprocity (Palgrave 2017) addresses two main questions: under what conditions does reciprocity fail to produce cooperation?; and when do reciprocal dynamics lead to negative, instead of positive, cycles?

Dr. Niv-Solomon is the author and co-author of numerous articles appearing in journals, such as Cooperation and Conflict, International Studies Quarterly, Simulation and Gaming, and White House Studies.  
 

Professional Activities

Governing Council Member, International Studies Association – Northeast Region (since 2009)
Journal Paper Reviewer, International Interaction; Review of International Studies; Simulation & Gaming; Educational Research Journal; Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations Manuscript reviewer for International Interaction; Review of International Studies; Simulation & Gaming; Educational Research Journal; Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Manuscript reviewer, book, for Routledge Publishing; Cognella Academic Publishers, Oxford University Press  
Advisory group member for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Model Diplomacy project (2012).
 

Research Interests

Continuity and change in US foreign policy, conflict resolution through mediation, human rights, and teaching and learning of international politics

Degrees

PhD in Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2008

M.A. in Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2004

B.A. in Political Science, University of New Haven, 2001

Scholarship / Publications

Selected Publications

Niv-Solomon, Anat. “When Risky Decisions are Not Surprising: An Application of Prospect Theory to the Israeli War Decision in 2006”, 2016, Cooperation and Conflict 51(4): 484-503 

Niv-Solomon, Anat. “US Presidents as International Mediators: Patterns and Questions”. 2016, White House Studies 13(3): 305-318

Niv-Solomon, Anat, Mark A. Boyer, and Laura Janik. 2011.“Evolving Beyond Self-Interest?  Some Experimental Findings from Simulated International Negotiations.”  Simulation and Gaming, 42(6): 711-732 

Boyer, Mark A., Brian R. Urlacher, Anat Niv-Solomon, Natalie F. Hudson, and Laura Janik. 2009. “Gender and Negotiation: Some Experimental Findings.” International Studies Quarterly, 53(1): 23-47 

 

Selected Presentations

Niv-Solomon, Anat. Paper. “The Obama administration approach to the Assad regime and the Syrian civil war: continuity and change” ISA Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD, (February 2017)

Niv-Solomon, Anat. Paper. “Closing Guantanamo: Foreign Policy, Human Rights, and Presidential Ambitions.”  International Studies Association Annual Convention New Orleans, LA, (February 2015)

Niv-Solomon, Anat. Roundtable Participant “Women and Negotiation in Peace and Security”, International Studies Association Annual Convention New Orleans, LA, 18-21February 2015

Niv-Solomon, Anat. Paper. “US Presidents as International Mediators: Patterns and Questions.” Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention San Diego, CA, (April, 2012)

COURSES TAUGHT

  • International Politics
  • International Security
  • International Negotiations
  • Comparative Human Rights
  • International Organization
  • Terrorism