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Political Science

Cameron Otopalik

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2000
M.A., Colorado State University
B.A., Ripon College

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Contact Information:

Office:   PSYCH 456
Phone:   509-963-2451
E-mail: otopalic@cwu.edu

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • Introductory American Politics
  • International Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Politics of Japan
  • Politics of the Pacific Rim
  • International Organizations

Research Interests:

  • Foreign Policy
  • Pacific Rim Countries
  • Politics of Development
  • International Political Economy

Selected Publications:

  • “Japan’s Overseas Development Assistance: Assessing Conformance with Shifting Priorities” (IJOPAGG, March 2010)
  • “Are the Lapdogs Starting to Bark? Japanese Newspaper Coverage of the SDF Mission to Iraq” (co-authored with Prof. Todd Schaefer, MWC, September 2008)
  • “Taiwan’s Quest for Independence: Progress on the Margins for Recognition of Statehood” (AJPS, September 2006)