Aakriti Tandon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

235 Duns Scotus




Dr. Tandon received her BA from the University of North Texas and her MA and PhD from the University of Arizona with field specializations in International Relations and Quantitative Methodology. Her primary research is currently focused on the rational design of security systems. Dr. Tandon is a member of the American Political Science Association (APSA), International Studies Association (ISA) as well as the Peace Science Society (PSS).  She is an active presenter at academic conferences and serves as a peer reviewer for academic journals. Dr. Tandon’s dissertation focusses on the how the design and implementation of security institutions (specifically military alliances) can affect their success and performance.

Dr. Tandon is co-moderator of the History & Government Club and is faculty sponsor for the Model UN simulation at the Daemen College Academic Festival.

Teaching and Research Areas: International Relations (International Institutions, International Security), Political Science Research Methods, Comparative Politics (East Asia, South Asia), International Political Economy Conflict Processes, Institutional Design, Military Alliances.

Dr. Tandon is currently working on a manuscript on India’s military alliances, and their impact on its foreign security policy as well as strategic position in South Asia.

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