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 Van Aller, Christopher   Name:  Chris Van Aller 
Title:  Professor of Political Science 
Ph.D., International Relations, University of Virginia
M.A., International Relations, University of Virginia
B.A., English and History, Hamilton College
Office:  342 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4667 
Civil Military Relations, Environmental Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, Literature and Politics
Dr. Van Aller has taught at the college level for more than 20 years after receiving degrees from Hamilton College and the University of Virginia. He teaches a wide variety of courses in the Department of Political Science, a major one being the Model United Nations, which culminates in a three-day conference each year. Van Aller now leads yearly delegations of Winthrop students to regional MUN competitions in the Southeast. He also has served as a national coordinator for several American Political Science Association Conferences on pedagogy in the discipline.

He has published a monograph called The Culture of Defense as well as articles on "European Security," "Missile Defense," "Alexis de Tocqueville on the Military," "Jefferson on American Defense Policy," and "Contrasting European Policies on the Iraq War." He also has written on the Holocaust in the Netherlands and the development of the Mosquito Bomber.
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