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Stephen Deets

Stephen   Deets  

Associate Professor of Politics

 
 
Education
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
M.I.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
Academic Division
Contact
781-239-6419 sdeets@babson.edu

Stephen Deets is an Associate Professor at Babson  College, teaching courses on international politics, comparative politics, and ethnic conflict as well as classes focusing on specific regions/countries.  Before coming to Babson, Stephen Deets taught at Bryn Mawr College, Oberlin College, and Miami University of Ohio. 

With a strong background in post-communist democratization, his re-search focuses on a variety of issues related to ethnic politics, particularly notions of justice and institutional forms involved in minority rights pro-tection and representation and how ethnic politics can impact public policy. He has published on East European elections, health care in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungarian minorities and social service provision in Lebanon.  Currently he is working on a book project on non-territorial autonomy in Europe.

Before receiving his Ph.D., he spent a decade at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, where he was responsible for cooperation with the East European academies, and organized projects on nuclear non-proliferation, terrorism, small business development and entrepreneur-ship, and a host of environmental issues.