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Dr. Julie Blase

Professor of Political Science
Chair of the Political Science Department

Teaching Area

Political Science


  • PhD, Government, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin


Dr. Julie Blase teaches introductory and advanced courses in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, globalization, security, Latin American politics, and Middle Eastern politics. She has served as chair of the College Curriculum Committee and College Scholastic Committee. She led the first Principia Lifelong Learning trip to Cuba.

Scholarly Interests

Blase's most recent interests include how concepts of security have evolved since WWII.

Contributions to Field

Blase has written and presented research papers or given talks on concepts of security, U.S. immigration policy, U.S.-Mexican security issues, the effects of globalization on U.S. federalism, and project-based learning.

Publications and Presentations

  • Presenter, "From National to Human Securiy in the Americas: A Real or Rhetorical Change?" and Panelist, "Human Security," International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, February 2017
  • Chair, panelist, and presenter: "How I Taught Middle Eastern Politics for the First Time Usina a Project-Centered Approach," International Studies Association, Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 2015
  • “The Contemporary Security Dilemma: A Literature Review,” International Studies Association—Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 2013.
  • “The Terminology of the Two Security Paradigms: The U.S.–Mexican Case,” International Studies Association—Midwest Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 2012.
  • "Elementos de la politica exterior de los Estados Unidos,” Inter-American Squadron Officer School, Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, November 2012.

For additional publications and presentations, please see the CV below.

Dr. Julie Blase CV