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Dr. Derick Hulme


Arthur L. Russell Professor of Political Science


International Relations

Educational Background

BA,1983—St. Lawrence University
MALD, 1988—Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Ph.D, 1988—Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

US Foreign Policy, International Terrorism, Political Use of Sport

My expertise:

My favorite part about Alma College is having the opportunity to work with bright,
passionate students committed to making a meaningful impact in their chosen

What I hope students learn from their Global Challenge experience is the satisfaction
of tackling complex, difficult challenges working closely with other talented

Signature course(s):

Model United Nations

Recent publications:

The Road Map for Peace: A Critical Analysis (UPA, Rowman, Littlefield Publishing
Group, 2009.)

Recent presentations:

“The Domestic Politics of Terrorism: Clinton’s Response to the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City Bombings.” Presented at the Michigan Political Science
Association Conference, Alma, MI, 2013

“Human Security.” Presented at the 2012 Critical Perspectives: Contemporary Issues in
International Relations” conference, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy,
Tufts University, Medford, MA, September 2012

Other recent accomplishments:

The Model UN team has earned 18 consecutive “Outstanding Delegation” awards at the
National Model United Nations conference, the largest and most prestigious collegiate Model UN conference in the world.

Alma students have won 45 nationally competitive scholarships since 2000, including a British-Marshall, 24 Fulbright, two Gates-Cambridge, five Truman, and eight Udall scholarships.