Irish, Adam

Office: Butte 715
Phone: 898-6036

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Name: Irish, Adam

Rank: Assistant Professor

Year of hire: 2015

Professor Irish is a proud alumnus of Teach For America (Las Vegas Charter Corps, 2004-2006) and he arrives at Chico State fresh from two years of teaching as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Wheaton College (MA).  Prior to that fellowship, Professor Irish taught a variety of advanced international law courses at Georgetown University.  

Outside of teaching and research, Professor Irish is known for his Cribbage Challenge – a contest of cribbage games played on Friday afternoons between Professor Irish and his students where the stakes include pizza and everlasting glory! Professor Irish is one of the faculty advisors for Alpha Phi Omega - Eta Psi and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society.  He is also an avid trail runner, board gamer, UFC fan, and coffee enthusiast.

Official capacity: Assistant Professor of Political Science

Degree(s): B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Alma mater: University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses taught: International Law, Senior Seminar in International Relations, Introduction to International Relations, Politics of Post-Industrial Society (Politics of the European Union), U.S. Foreign Policy, International Law in the Commons, The Domestic Politics of International Law, Negotiation and Diplomacy

Select publications: 

“Bridging the International Law-International Relations Divide: Taking Stock of Progress.” (with Paul Diehl and Charlotte Ku). (2013) Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 41 (2): 359-388.

 “The Bush Doctrine and the Use of Force: Reflections on Rule Construction and Application.” (with Paul Diehl and Shyam Kulkarni). (2011) Loyola University Chicago International Law Review 9 (1): 71-102.