Howdy from Will Reno

If you need to reach me send an e-mail to reno-at-northwestern-dot-edu. Or you can call at 847-461-5794 or open a window and holler real loud.


Tranquil Eagle River, Alaska

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Course for Winter 2019


Politics of Violence – Civil Wars (graduate seminar, Political Science 490)



Courses Previously Taught


The American Way of War (first year seminar on US military strategy, Political Science 101)


The Politics of Civil Wars (upper-level undergraduate, Political Science 376)


Understanding Contemporary Warfare (first year seminar, Political Science 101)


Introduction to Comparative Politics (undergraduate lecture, Political Science 250)


Politics of Conflict in Africa (first year seminar, Political Science 101)


African Politics (graduate seminar, Political Science 453)

Civil Wars and the State (first year seminar, Political Science 101)

African Politics (upper-level undergrad, Political Science 359)

Politics of Intervention (Winter quarter Freshman Seminar, Political Science 101)

Conflict in Africa (Senior Seminar, Political Science 395)

War & Political Development (graduate seminar, Political Science 490)

Politics of Intervention (Freshman Seminar, Political Science 101)

Internal Wars and the State (Upper level undergraduate, Political Science 376)

The Politics of Civil Wars (upper-level undergraduate, Political Science 390)

The Politics of War in Iraq and Afghanistan (freshmen seminar, Political Science 101)

Intervention, International Law, and Human Rights

Introduction to the World System, II (Winter ’06)


Work Has Its Limits

Summer Vacation

Spring Break

Leisure Studies


Graduate Students

Students Who Work with Me

Actual Graduates




You can find a lot of my publications and request recent and forthcoming material at my Researchgate profile page. Current Projects Include:

The Politics of Security Force Assistance

Political Economy of Jihadism

The Organization of Armed Groups in the Context of State Collapse


My Particulars