Akan Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in
Germany and received his undergraduate education in Literature and
Political Science at the University of Tuebingen. He came to the United
States for graduate school in 2000. At Arizona State University he
received his M.A. degree in 2002 and his Ph.D. degree in 2004. He has
been teaching at Furman University since 2005.
Dr. Malici's scholarly interest is in the area of Foreign Policy
Decision-Making and Peace and Conflict Studies. He is the author of
When Leaders Learn and When They Don't (SUNY Press, 2008) and The Search
for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy (Palgrave Press,
2008). Akan Malici is also the co-author of U.S. Presidents and Foreign
Policy Mistakes (Stanford University Press, 2011) and Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations: Enemies of Our Own Making (Routledge 2016). He is the co-editor of
Re-thinking Foreign Policy Analysis (Routledge, 2011) and Political
Science Research in Practice (Routledge 2013). At Furman, he teaches
classes in International Politics and Research Methodology.