Cameron G. Thies is professor and director of the School of Politics and Global Studies. He came to Arizona State University in 2013 from the the University of Iowa, where he was previously the Harlan E. McGregor Faculty Fellow and chair of the Department of Political Science. He conducts research in the areas of statebuilding in the developing world, interstate and civil conflict, international trade, and international relations theory. He has published in journal outlets such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the European Journal of International Relations, and Comparative Political Studies, among others. He is the former founding co-editor-in-chief of Political Science Research and Methods, and currently editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Analysis. He was awarded the Ladd Hollist Service Award (2013) and the Foreign Policy Analysis Distinguished Scholar Award (2016) of the International Studies Association, and was recently elected the association's president.