Robert Beck

Associate Professor
 Bolton Hall 644



PhD, Georgetown University
Honors BA, Marquette University

Courses Taught

  • Global 101 – People and Politics
  • PolSci 316 – International Law

Research Interests

International relations, international law, and foreign policy.

Other Relevant Activities

Former Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UW-Milwaukee

Current Projects

I am completing the second edition of International Law and the Use of Force.

Selected Publications

Beck, Robert J. “Thinking beyond Borders: Reflections on Law and Disciplinarity.” Law and Disciplinarity: Thinking Beyond Borders. Ed. Beck, Robert J. Palgrave Macmillan, (2013): 3-30.
Beck, Robert J. “The Grenada Invasion, International Law, and the Scoon Invitation: A Thirty Year Retrospective.” The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Routledge 102. (2013): 281-290.
Beck, Robert J. “Teaching International Law as a Partially Online Course: The Hybrid/Blended Approach to Pedagogy.” International Studies Perspectives 11. (2010): 273-290.
Beck, Robert J., and Ambrosio, Thomas, eds. International Law and the Rise of Nations: The State System and the Challenge of Ethnic Groups. Chatham House, 2001.
Beck, Robert J., Arend, Anthony C., and Vander Lugt, Robert D. International Rules: Approaches from International Law and International Relations. Oxford University Press, 1996.
Arend, Anthony C., and Beck, Robert J. International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond the U.N. Charter Paradigm. Routledge, 1993.