Jason Davidson

Headshot of Professor Jason Davidson.Professor
Minor Program Director, Security and Conflict Studies

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:

  • 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 Waple 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).

Contact Information:

To contact Professor Davidson, send an e-mail at: jdavidso@umw.edu