Eric Hamilton is a PhD student in the Politics and International Relations (POIR) program at USC. For the most recent academic year he served twice as a TA for the international relations theory core class, IR 210: Introductory Analysis. This year he will serve as a TA for IR 303: Leadership and Diplomacy. Eric has also served as vice-president of the POIR graduate student association and graduate student representative to the School of International Relations.
Eric's research focuses on international relations theory and security studies. His dissertation project outlines a theoretical framework to help explain the problem of fear among states in international relations.
Before coming to USC, Eric graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in economics and finance and from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a masters degree in security studies. He also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University and as a research analyst at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington DC. Eric also has extensive study and living experience in Italy, Greece, and Turkey.