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Jeremy Grace

Lecturer in

Political Science & International Relations

Welles 3F
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Jeremy Grace has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000. He is also the coordinator of the International Relations program.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., International Affairs; American University, 1995
  • B.S. Political Science; Northern Arizona University


  • Designed democratization and elections programs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Peace-building through the Electoral Participation of Displaced Populations," Refugee Survey Quarterly, special issue on "Displacement, Peace Process and Post-conflict Peacebuilding," Vol. 28, No. 1, 2009. (with Erin Mooney)
  • "Political Participation Rights, in Particular the Right to Vote and to be Elected, in Situations of Internal Displacement," in W. Kalin, R. Williams, and K. Koser (eds), Incorporating the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement into Domestic Law: Issues and Challenges. Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, No. 41, Washington, DC, American Society of International Law, forthcoming 2009; (With Erin Mooney)
  • "Seeking Electoral Equality for IDP Voters," Forced Migration Review, Special Issue on "Ten Years of the Guiding Principles of Internal Displacement," December 2008.
  • "Nepal : Supporting the Democratic Transition through the Participation of Internally Displaced Persons and Migrants in Constituent Assembly Elections." IOM /PRESS Action Plan VI. June, 2006.
  • "Malaysia : Malapportioned Districts and Over-Representation of Rural Communities,” and Singapore: Drawing Districts to Ensure Super-Majorities in the Parliament,” in Lisa Handley et al., Delimitation Equity Project: Resource Guide. Washington DC : IFES Center for Transitional and Post-Conflict Governance, May 2006).
  • “Sri Lanka Voting Rights of IDPs, Refugees, and Economic Migrants.” IOM /PRESS Action Plan V. April 2006.
  • “Uganda : Internally Displaced Persons in the 2006 National Elections,” USAID/ IOM /PRESS Action Plan I. June, 2005.
  • “Promoting the Participation of Conflict-forced Migrants in the Liberian Electoral Process: Issues and Options for the National Elections Commission.” IFES Technical Assistance Paper.
  • “External and Absentee Voting: Issues for the Standards Challenge Project.” IFES Discussion Paper, May, 2004.
  • “ Liberia : Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the October 2005 Elections,” USAID/ IOM / PEP Action Plan III . April, 2004.
  • “Enfranchising Conflict-forced Migrants: Issues, Standards, and Best Practices.” USAID/ IOM / PEP Discussion Paper No. 2. November 2003. With Jeff Fischer.
  • A Short Review of Information and Communications Technologies and Basic Education in LDCs ---What is Useful, What is Sustainable?” International Journal of Educational Development. Volume 23 No. 6. November 2003. (with Charles Kenny)
Spring 2016 Classes

PLSC 224:
Government &Politics in Africa

    The course analyzes the major determinants of social and political change and conflict in the states of Sub-Saharan Africa (i.e. the countries of the region south of the North African Arab-Islamic Reg
    ion, including South Africa). Focus is directed to the nature and effects of the pre-colonial and post-colonial economic, social, and political institutions on contemporary politics. Offered when demand is sufficient
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PLSC 351:
Failed States

    State failure presents serious problems for the international community. Failed states generate destabilizing refugee flows, contribute to regional instability, damage prospects for economic developm
    ent, and can become harbors for terrorists and other international criminal organizations. This course surveys the literature on state formation and collapse, with particular emphasis on causes and consequences, detailed examinations of individual cases, and the international community?s response. A case study approach will be employed, focusing on four states (possibilities include Rwanda, Somalia, Congo, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and other states should events warrant). By examining the various processes at work in failed states, the international response, and the tools for reconstruction, we will draw conclusions regarding the potential for early warning systems and appropriate policy remedies. Prerequisites: PLSC 140 or permission of instructor. Offered once every four semesters
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