Daniel Lindley

Daniel Lindley

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Associate Professor of Political Science

Office: 448 Decio Faculty Hall
Phone: 574-631-3226
Email: Lindley.3@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

International relations, foreign policy, security studies

A frequent visitor to zones of conflict as diverse as Namibia, Cyprus, Cambodia and the Golan Heights, Lindley writes and speaks on United Nations peacekeeping, civil war, ethnic conflict, and the efficacy of pre-emptive and preventive war. In his recent book, “Promoting Peace with Information,” he argues that peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations can reduce the risk of war by increasing transparency between adversaries. “Information is power,” he says, “and information in the hands of the U.N. has untapped power to promote peace.” Much of his recent work concerns the rationality of war and explores the increasing futility of preemptive warfare “It’s clear that the utility of war has declined markedly,” he says. “Policymakers should know that war is a bad bet.”


Notre Dame Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement


Chicago Tribune: War Against Iraq: A Dangerous Bet


Center encourages students to become creators of knowledge

Political scientist writes new book on information as a tool for peace

London Program launches symposium series

MIT research scientist to lecture on homeland security

Kroc Institute events to focus on the future of Iraq

Former national security advisor Scowcroft to speak on current administration

International securities seminar series to explore policy issues

ND faculty members to discuss war in Iraq