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Peter Liberman
Position: Deputy Executive Officer
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 212-817-8670
Room Number: 5202.02
Degrees/Diplomas: BA Reed College, PhD MIT
Research Interests: International security, military occupations and empire, military strategy, nuclear proliferation, foreign policy opinion, and political psychology

Peter Liberman teaches courses in security studies and international politics. He is currently working on a book on retribution in public support for state violence (including the use of military force and torture) and in political decision-making. He has published articles on this subject in International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His earlier research has addressed nuclear proliferation and the political economy of security, including a book on military occupations, Does Conquest Pay? The Exploitation of Occupied Industrial Societies (Princeton, 1996). His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences, the Carnegie Corporation, and other foundations. Liberman is serving as Deputy Executive Officer of the CUNY Graduate Center's Political Science Program 2015-16, is an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University's Saltzman Insitute of War and Peace Studies, and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Security Studies.