Aart Holtslag, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Political Science Department
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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International Political Economy

International Relations

Politics of Terrorism

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Aart Holtslag
Department of Political Science
Coburn Hall 106
University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 934-3229

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 PhD in International Relations - Florida International University

  • Dissertation: "Against Small Arms: An International Network


 Doctoraal (similar to Masters) in Political Science - Katholieke
 Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands (now Radboud Universiteit)

  • Thesis: "Human Rights in the Conference for Security and
    Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)"

 Areas of Interest

  • International Organization

  • International Law

  • International Human Rights

  • Non-State Actors

  • International Political Economy

  • International Relations Theory 

Research Interests

I am currently working on two projects.  First, a project tentatively
entitled "The Construction of Global Civil Society".  This project looks at the notion of Global Civil Society as a creation by activists, politicians, academics and the media.  The second project looks at the role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as a "soft security" organization or a "security community".  The last project is a collaborative work with Dr. Roberto Dominguez of Suffolk University.

Link to Aart's Curriculum Vitae