Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Patrick Regan (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1992) studies the role of external actors in managing armed conflict. His work involves evaluating how interventions shape conflict, paying particular attention to the interaction between military interventions and diplomatic mediation in civil wars. He also is interested in the conditions under which opposition protest movements have the potential to escalate to civil war and how external actor’s can influence that process.
Regan is the author of three books, Sixteen Million One: Understanding Civil War (Paradigm, 2010), Civil Wars and Foreign Powers (Michigan, 2000), and Organizing Societies for War (Praeger, 1994). Sixteen Million One was a finalist in the Grawemeyer Competition for Ideas that Improve World Order. He also has published a number of research articles in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and others. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript that explores the political roots of our collective response to climate change.