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Edward Drachman

Professor of

Political Science & International Relations

Welles 3B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Edward Drachman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1991.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., Harvard College (cum laude)
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A.T., Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Publications and Professional Activities

  • “How will the U.S. Respond to the Death of Fidel Castro?” Revuelta , August 2007
  • “Turn to Left in Latin America Demands U.S. Focus, Action,” Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, January 26, 2007
  • "Access to Higher Education for Undocumented Students," Peace Review, Jan.-March 2006
  • "More to Schooling than Math, Science," Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, 2/21/06
  • You Decide! Controversial Cases in American Politics (with Prof. Alan Shank), Rowman & Littlefield, 1999; Second edition (with Prof. Robert Langran) in 2008
  • You Decide! Controversial Global Issues (with Prof. Alan Shank), Rowman & Littlefield, 2003
  • Presidents and Foreign Policy (with Alan Shank), SUNY Press, 1997.
  • Challenging the Kremlin, Paragon House Publishers, 1991
  • The United States and Vietnam, 1940-1945. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1971
  • volunteer reading tutor school 45, rochester
  • director of after-school tutoring program in Rochester by Geneseo student volunteers
Fall 2014 Classes

PLSC 246:
S/U.S. Foreign Policy

    An examination of the international and domestic setting of US foreign policy, placing contemporary policy in the context of US traditions. The role of actors in the policy-making process will be anal
    yzed, along with problems and choices confronting the US in the post-Cold War world. Individual crises and case studies may be used to illustrate decision-making processes. Offered once yearly
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PLSC 328:
Middle East Politics

    This course examines key issues in the domestic politics and international relations of major countries of the Middle East. These include intra-Arab conflicts, the Arab-Israeli dispute, and religious
    conflicts. Prerequisites: PLSC 120 or permission of the instructor. Offered once yearly
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PLSC 346:
Global Issues

    The course will focus on selected problems which face the global community such as AIDS, terrorism, and land mines. Students will analyze the background of these problems and debate options for deali
    ng with them. Prerequisites: PLSC 120, PLSC 140, PLSC 246, senior standing, and permission of instructor. Offered every other semester
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PLSC 395:

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    The Political Affairs Internship and Legal Affairs Internship are designed to provide students at the College an opportunity to broaden their educational background in a wide range of public agency or
    legal-related work situations. Such experiences as working in Rochester City and Livingston and Monroe County government, the District Attorney?s Office, and regional and local state legislators? offices have been examples of student placements for this internship. The intern will spend an appropriate amount of time with the agency, participate in a seminar, and submit a major paper related to the experience. (Note: Students may present no more than 15 internship credits toward the baccalaureate degree.) 3 to 6 credits.
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