Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


Molly Melin

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

Specialty Area: International Relations

Office #:  Coffey Hall 326A

Phone: 773.508.8647


CV Link: Molly Melin 2020

External Webpage: http://blogs.luc.edu/mollymelin/


Professor Melin’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations and foreign policy decision-making, with emphasis on international conflict and conflict management. Her current research focuses on third party interventions in ongoing international conflicts, the role of the private sector in conflict prevention, and UN peacekeeping. She regularly teaches classes on international conflict processes, business and world politics, and conflict management, as well as the introductory International Relations course. She runs short study abroad courses to Colombia and Northern Ireland to teach students about civil war and peace building. Her book, The Building and Breaking of Peace: Corporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution, examines corporations’ conflict roles in building and preventing peace using original data and in-depth case analyses of corporate actions and outcomes in Colombia, Northern Ireland, and Tunisia.


PhD, University of California at Davis, 2008

MA, University of California at Davis, 2005

BA, University of Georgia, 2001