Marc O'Reilly

Professor of Political Science
PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, Ohio University
BA, McGill University

Originally from Montreal, Canada. Recipient of the International Studies Association-Midwest award for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Recipient of Heidelberg’s Faculty of the Year Award and distinguished teaching and research awards. Author of Unexceptional: America’s Empire in the Persian Gulf, 1941-2007 (Lexington Books). Author of multiple journal articles and book chapters. Regularly present research papers at the annual conferences of the International Studies Association (ISA) and ISA-Midwest.

Courses Taught

POL 125: Introduction to Politics & Government
POL 221: Global Politics
POL 263: The European Union
POL 383/HIS 332: Politics & History of the Middle East
POL 293: Introduction to Canada
POL 324: American Foreign Policy
POL 361/362: Model United Nations
POL 376: War & Peace
POL 377: Human Rights & Social Justice
POL 379: Political Development
ITS 409: International Studies Capstone
HNR 301: Empires
NDI 100: South Park & US Culture Wars


International Politics, US Foreign Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy, Empires

Research Interests

US foreign policy, Canadian foreign policy, empires

Marc O'Reilly
Pfleiderer Hall 204
(419) 448-2208
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