Gary Uzonyi

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Gary Uzonyi, 2012

Doctoral Student
World Politics

  • Fields of Study
    • International Relations, Security, Conflict
  • About

    Gary is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science.  His research focuses on humanitarianism and non-violent third party interventions into conflict.  In his dissertation, Gary examines why leaders contribute to the protection of foreign civilians abroad, when they often do not offer such protections and human rights to their own citizens.


    Uzonyi, Gary, Mark Souva, and Sona Golder. forthcoming. “Domestic Institutions and Credible Signals.” International Studies Quarterly.

  • Education
    • Florida State University, Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs and Political Science, 2008
    • University of Michigan, Master of Arts, Political Science, 2011
  • Grants
    • Rackham One-Term Dissertation Grant. University of Michigan, 2012-2013
    • Research Grant. University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, 2011-2012
    • Collaboration Grant. University of Michigan, 2011 (with Allan Stam)
  • Presentations
    • “Protecting civilians at home and abroad: Why states participate in the liberal Post- Cold War collective security system” American Political Science Association, New Orleans 2012
    • “Why is Conflict Mediation Rare? Resolve and Signaling in Conflict Resolution” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2012 (with Paul Poast)
    • “Why States Ratify Deeper Human Rights Agreements: Signaling and 3rd-Party Benefits” International Studies Association, San Diego, April 2012 (with Mi Hwa Hong)
  • Dissertation Title
    • Protecting Civilians Abroad: Why States Participate in the Liberal Post-Cold War Collective Security System
  • Dissertation Chair
    • James Morrow
  • Disseration Committee
    • Janes Morrow, Allan Stam, Sonja Starr (Law)