Julie Blase holds a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. At Principia, she teaches courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, globalization, security, Latin American politics, and U.S. federalism. Her interests concern how global developments affect local politics, international criminal justice and terrorism, U.S. foreign policy and federalism, and Latin American politics. Her dissertation research studied how U.S. states are increasingly involved in the process and practice of U.S. foreign affairs, despite the U.S. Constitution's designation of the federal government as supreme in foreign affairs.
For several years, Dr. Blase served as faculty adviser for the Principia Public Affairs Conference and for Principia’s Model United Nations team.
Dr. Blase has presented conference papers at the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, Southwest Political Science Association, and the Midwest Association of Latin American Studies. She has also given talks at the invitation of the U.S. Air Force and El Foro Civico Académico in Panama.
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