Norrin M. Ripsman is a Professor in the Political Science Department at Concordia University and a visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at Northern Illinois University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. His primary research interests include: postwar peacemaking, constructing regional stability, the domestic sources of foreign security policy in democratic states, the political economy of peacemaking, the impact of globalization on national security, and neoclassical realism. He is the author of Peacemaking by Democracies: The Effect of State Autonomy on the Post-World-War Settlements (University Park: Penn State University Press, 2002), a co-author (with T.V. Paul) of Globalization and the National Security State (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), a co-author (with Jean-Marc F. Blanchard) of Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, forthcoming); a co-editor (with Steven E. Lobell and Jeffrey W. Taliaferro) of The Challenge of Grand Strategy (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2012); a co-editor (with Steven E. Lobell and Jeffrey W. Taliaferro) of Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2009) and a co-editor (with Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Edward D. Mansfield) of Power and the Purse: Economic Statecraft, Interdependence, and International Conflict (London: Frank Cass, 2000).