CONTACT INFORMATIONDepartment of Political Science
- University of British Columbia (B.A.)
- York University (M.A.)
- Cornell University (Ph.D.)
Prof. Bow teaches courses on IR theory, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Negotiation, North American Politics, US Foreign Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy, and Research Methods.
Dr. Bow specializes in international politics, with a focus on diplomacy, policy coordination, and foreign policy-making. Most of his current research is on North American regional politics, US-Mexico, and US-Canada relations, but he is more generally interested in diplomatic norms and practices, coercive bargaining, regional security cooperation, and the links between domestic institutions and international policy coordination.
Ongoing projects (updated September 2012):
The Making and Unmaking of North America, book manuscript.
Building without Architecture: Understanding the New North America, volume co-edited with Greg Anderson.
“The Study of Regional Orders and the Neglected Case of North America,” journal article.
“Region-less Powers in a World of Regions: Canadian and Mexican Concepts of Security” (with Arturo Santa Cruz), journal article.
“Interests or Identity?: Anti-Regionalism in the United States” (with Arturo Santa Cruz), journal article.
“Regionalism and Anti-Regionalism in a ‘Post-Modern’ Country: Canada’s Evolving Debate over ‘Deeper Integration’” (with Arturo Santa Cruz), journal article.
- "Security and the State in Mexico: Transformation and Crisis in Regional Perspective", volume co-edited with Arturo Santa Cruz (Routledge, October 2012).
- “Beyond Mérida?: The Evolution of the United States’ Response to Mexico’s Security Crisis,” for Brian Bow and Arturo Santa Cruz, eds., Security and the State in Mexico.
- “Immovable Object or Unstoppable Force?: Crisis and the Social Construction of North America,” in Jeffrey Ayres and Laura Macdonald, eds., North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Economic Turbulence (University of Toronto Press, October 2012).
- "Diplomatic Cultures: Multiple Wests and Identity in US-Canada and US-Mexico Relations" (with Arturo Santa Cruz), in Peter J. Katzenstein, ed., Anglo-America and its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond East and West (Routledge, March 2012).
- "The Politics of Linkage: Power, Independence and Ideas in Canada-US Relations" (University of British Columbia Press, November 2009). Awarded the Donner Prize for best public policy book published in Canada in 2009.
…plus several additional articles on Canada-US relations, Canadian foreign policy, and North American regional politics, published in International Journal, Canadian Foreign Policy, American Review of Canadian Studies, and Canadian-American Public Policy.
Service and Activities:
Dr. Bow is currently a Senior Fellow at American University’s Center for North American Studies (CNAS) and a Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI). He has previously been a visiting researcher at the Woodrow Wilson Center, American University, Georgetown University, Carleton University and the Australian National University.
His 2009 book, The Politics of Linkage, was awarded the Donner Prize as the best book on public policy published in Canada that year. He has been awarded major grants and awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Fulbright Foundation, PIERAN, Mellon Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.