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Richard Dekmejian

Professor of Political Science

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-3619
Office: VKC 327


Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Dekmejian splits his research efforts between National Security issues, International Mediation, Middle East/Islamic Studies, Political Elites, Comparative Genocides, and Terrorism.

Funded Research

Contracts and Grants Awarded

Scalable, Stochastic and Spatiotemporal Game Theory for Real-World Human Adversarial Behavior (Office of Naval Research), Milind Tambe, R.H. Dekmejian, Senior Advisor, $6,250,000, 08/15/2011-08/14/2016  

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Impact of Middle East Crisis on Global Business", Lecture/Seminar, Abstract, USC, JKP 204, IBEAR Program, Marshall School, Invited, 06/02/2011-  
"Rafael Lemkin's Linkage Role: The Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust", International Workshop Resisting the Path of Genocide: Shoah Foundation Institute, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, USC, Doheny Library, 20/20 Genocide Resistance Cluster, Invited, 05/06/2011-  
"Global Briefing -- Egypt", Roundtable/Panel, USC, Mudd Hall, USC Middle East Studies Program, Invited, 02/17/2011-  
"Defining & Conceptualizing Resistance to Genocide: The Armenian Case", Genocide Resistance Research Cluster, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, USC, Leavy Library, Shoah Foundation Institute, Invited, 11/03/2010-  
"Stability & Development in the Middle East", OECD Series, "Looking to the Middle East", Roundtable/Panel, Abstract, USC, SOS B-40, Center for International Studies, Invited, 09/15/2010-  
"Jordan in a Changing Global Environment", 10th Anniversary of King Abdullah II, Keynote Lecture, Paper, Amman, Jordan, University of Jordan, Invited, 06/15/2009-  
"Future of Armenian Studies", Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, UCLA, UCLA, Invited, 03/28/2009-  
"Genocide: From Recognition to Restitution", Conference on Genocide, Roundtable/Panel, Paper, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, Loyola Law School, Invited, 02/27/2009-  

Other Presentations

"Islamist Terrorism: Future Trends", Men's Fellowship Dinner, United Armenian Congregational Church, Los Angeles, 09/30/2008-  
"Geopolitics of the Caucasus", Georgia on My Mind, Center for International Studies, USC, 09/12/2008-  

Service to the University

Administrative Appointments

Director, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, 08/16/2005-08/31/2012  
Director, 08/16/2011-08/15/2012  
Director, 08/16/2010-08/15/2011  
Director, Institute of Armenian Studies, 08/16/2005-08/15/2007  


Member, Departmental Personnel Committee, 2011-2012   
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