Assistant Professor of Political Science
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Political Science
Areas of expertise: International relations, conflict
Hein Goemans Home Page
In the News
The Washington Post
A coup for democracy?
December 09, 2014
Would you have welcomed a coup against Bush?
July 05, 2013
Can coups be democratic? Sometimes!
July 03, 2013
Lepgold Recipients Discuss War Politics
November 30, 2012
Panel discussion on the war in Iraq
February 23, 2006
Hein Goemans is an expert on international conflict, in particular on why and when wars end. He is currently exploring why, when and which leaders initiate international conflict. He also studies when and why people become attached to specific pieces of territory which together constitute a 'homeland' and the consequences of such attachments for international conflict. His book War and Punishment was published by Princeton University Press (2000).