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Andrew Bertoli


Andrew Bertoli


Assistant Professor of International Security


Political Science


Research Faculty

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Andrew Bertoli’s research examines how sports influence world politics. He has written about whether international sports encourage peace between countries, how dictators exploit international sporting events for political gain, and whether banning certain countries from international sports can compel them to change their behavior. His other research projects look at how the internet has intensified ideological conflicts and the role that leaders play in international relations. Andrew previously taught courses on international security and research methods at UC Berkeley. Prior to coming to IE, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Dartmouth (2017-2018) and the University of Southern California (2016-2017). He received his Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley in 2016.

Latest Publications

• Bertoli, A., Dafoe, A., Trager, R. F. (2019). “Is There a War Party? Party Change, the Left–Right Divide, and International Conflict”. Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 63 (4): 950-975

• Bertoli, A. (2017). “Nationalism and Conflict: Lessons from International Sports”. International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 61 (4): 835-849