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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 2015 Classes

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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