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Joel H. Westra


Joel H. Westra is Associate Professor of Political Science at Calvin College. His teaching and research interests include international organization, international law, international security, and American foreign policy. His research focuses on multilateral and regional security institutions as instruments of international order, specifically on questions pertaining to institutional form and design and to unilateral and multilateral mechanisms of legitimation and restraint on uses of armed force within the international system. Previously, Dr. Westra was Visiting Lecturer in the Committee on International Relations at The University of Chicago and Fellow in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. He received his B.A. in political science from the Honors College at the University of Houston and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.

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Dr. Joel H. Westra
Department of Political Science
Calvin College
1810 E. Beltline Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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