Jason Davidson


Ph.D., Georgetown University

Nonresident Senior Fellow, New American Engagement Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Foreign and Security Policy
  • British, French, and Italian Foreign and Security Policy
  • International Security


Scholarly Achievements:

  • America’s Entangling Alliances: 1778 to the Present (Davidson, 2020). To see book, click here.
  • With Fabrizio Coticchia: Italian Foreign Policy During Matteo Renzi’s Government: A Domestically-Focused Outsider and the World,  (Lexington, 2019).
  • America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
  • The Origins of Revisionist and Status-quo States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • Articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, Modern Italy, Security Studies, and The Nonproliferation Review.
  • Chapters in books such as Power in Transition: The Peaceful Change of International Order, Sanctions as Economic Statecraft: Theory and Practice, and Italy in the Post-Cold War Order: Adaptation, Bipartisanship, Visibility.


  • Awarded Waples Professorship for the academic years 2022-2024.
  • Recipient, Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Award (2007).
  • Awarded Jepson Fellowship for 2005-6 for the project titled “Signaling Resolve in Contemporary American Foreign Policy.”
  • Recipient, Academic Affairs Council Professors’ Appreciation Award (2002, 2003).


To send e-mail to Professor Davidson: jdavidso@umw.edu