Ivan Dinev Ivanov , Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 2008
Assoc Professor - Educator
Associate Professor Educator
A&S School of Public and International A - 0375
Dr. Ivan Dinev Ivanov's primary areas of teaching and research interests are international relations and comparative politics with focus on international security and cooperation, alliance politics and NATO and the European Union (EU). For latest information about teaching, research and service, check his CV. His book entitled "Transforming NATO: new allies, missions and capabilities" was published by Lexington Books/ Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in 2011 (paperback, April 2013, Chinese edition 2014). Author's update is posted here.
Dr. Ivanov served as Director of Undergraduate Studies (2015-2019) and works with students interested in research on international institutions, global governance and European affairs. He was awarded the 2012 Sarah Grant Barber Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the University of Cincinnati. Updated information about his course offerings and office hours is available here. Please visit the SPIA's advising webpage for list of other advisors and office hours. More information about academic programs and requirements is available on the Undergraduate Advising Portal.
Dr. Ivanov supervises the Internship for Academic Credit Program. If you are interested to complete academic credit for your internship, visit the Internship for Academic Credit page for more information. Note that students need to obtain permission to register for POL 4090 (offered in the Fall) and provide documentation related to their internship.
Dr. Ivanov leads a study abroad program on International Institutions and Global Governance (POL 2097) which takes students to Brussels and the Hague. The program will be offered again in Spring 2021 via the University Honors Program. For up-to-date information please visit the program's webpage (the application deadline for 2021 is early September 2020).
Please, visit his webpage if you need a letter of recommendation or click here for detailed instructions. Master students who need a thesis supervisor or reader for their MA theses or professional papers should click here for more information about my rules and expectations.
Dr. Ivanov won the May 2017 e-Learning Champion award for his use of Echo 360 lecture capture and engagement software in the POL 1080 Introduction to International Relations. He also published recently an article on the use of Echo 360 in large enrollment classes. The findings are described here and the article can be accessed here. Below is a link to his interview in McMicken Monthly (January 2012) featuring his earlier work on NATO -- Q&A: NATO Changed but Still Relevant.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2012. ) Beyond the Clash of Civilizations: the Role of Religion, Ethnicity and Security on the Conflict in the Caucasus .Contemporary Security Policy, , 33 (1 ) ,
Beyond the Clash: Religion, Ethnicity and Security in the Caucasus
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2011. ) NATO’s Relations with Its New Members and Partners: Contributions to Peacekeeping, Counterterrorism and Humanitarian Missions .Strategic Insights, , 10 (4 ) ,
Strategic Insights, Vol 10, no 3
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2010. ) The Relevance of Heterogeneous Clubs in Explaining Contemporary NATO Politics .Journal of Transatlantic Studies, , 8 (4 ) ,
The Relevance of Heterogeneous Clubs in Explaining Contemporary NATO Politics
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2015. ) Teaching Southeast Asia Interactively: a Case of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Plus Three Simulation .Education About Asia, , 20 (1 ) ,47-51
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2015. ) Emergence, Dynamics and Institutionalization of UN-NATO Cooperation in Kosovo and Afghanistan .European Review of International Studies, , 2 (3 ) ,69-85
European Review of International Studies
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2019. ) The Use of Interactive Student Response Software in an Introductory International Relations Course.Journal of Political Science Education, ,
Journal of Political Science EducationMore Information
Dinkov, Dinko (ed.) (2006. ) The EU Eastern Enlargement and The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Migration (in Bulgarian) .Bulgaria’s Accession to the EU and the Role of the Country in the New International Division of Labor,
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2009. ) Review of Simon Chesterman and Chia Lehnardt, From Mercenaries to Markets: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies .38 (1 ) , Millennium Journal of International Studies
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2009. ) Review of Ken Booth and Nicholas Wheeler, The Security Dilemma: Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics .30 (1 ) , Contemporary Security Policy
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2009. ) The Administration of President Barack Obama and the U.S. Foreign Policy of Engagement (in Bulgarian) .2 , Legal World
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2011. ) Review of Gulnur Aybet and Rebecca Moore (eds), “NATO in Search of a Vision” .Book Review, 24 (3 ) ,555-557
Ivan Dinev Ivanov and Jon Ross (2012. ) 2012 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference. Track Summary on Simulations and Role Play II: International Relations and Comparative Politics .45 (3 ) ,535-536
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2015. ) Review of Atanas Gotchev’s “Conflict: Early Warning and Preventive Diplomacy” (in Bulgarian Атанас Гочев, “Конфликтът—ранно сигнализаиране и превантивна дипломация”) .Book Review, 2 (1 ) ,
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2011. ) Transforming NATO: new allies, missions and capabilities .Lanham, MD , Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (paperback, April 2013). Chinese edition published by China Center for NATO Studies and World Knowledge Press, 2014. (Author)
Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (2017 ) “European Security at a Crossroads? Institutionalization of Partnerships and Compliance with NATO’s Security Policies” NATO’s Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia and Beyond .(pp. 135 -166).Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press (Author)
NATO's Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia, and Beyond
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (09-12-2014. ) Why Partnerships Matter? Cooperation and Smart Defense: the Case of NATO’s Partnership for Peace Program .University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (02-22-2014. ) “The Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic, Regional and Institutional Implications” .College of Arts and Science Roundtable Discussion and at Organizers of the Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Cincinnati, Ohio. Level:Local
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (02-22-2013. ) Contending Visions about the Future of Democracy in Europe’s Periphery .European Studies Seminar “Vision of Europe’s Future” , Cincinnati, Ohio. Level:University
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (11-16-2011. ) Legitimizing the Use of Force: the cases of the United Nations and NATO .International Education Week 2011, Morehead State University. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-25-2010. ) NATO, the United States, and the Stabilization of Afghanistan .Symposium on International Security, Morehead State University. Level:Regional
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-23-2009. ) “One Language: A World of Possibilities” .Phi Sigma Iota induction, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio. Other Institution. . Level:State
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (05-07-2008. ) “Senator Robert A. Taft, NATO and U.S. Foreign Policy” .Third Taft Annual Research Symposium, University of Cincinnati. UC. .
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (12-11-2007. ) “NATO’s Transformation from the Perspective of Club Goods Theory and the Concept of Complementarities” .joint meeting of the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (09-24-2015. ) A Global Migration Crisis .Taft Research Center’s Global Studies Research Group , Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:University
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (05-27-2016. ) “Explaining the Emergence, Dynamics and Institutionalization of Inter-Organizational Cooperation: the cases of UN-NATO Collaboration in Kosovo and Afghanistan” .Graduate Seminar on Regional Security Challenges , Sofia Bulgaria . Other Institution. . Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (09-12-2014. ) Why Partnerships Matter? Cooperation and Smart Defense: the Case of NATO’s Partnership for Peace Program .Graduate Program in International Relations at the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. Other Institution. . Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Joel Wolfe (01-23-2015. ) “Europe’s Financial Crisis: Austerity and Debt” .European Studies Seminar “Europe in Times of Crisis” , Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:University
Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Willard Sunderland (04-11-2017. ) Panel Discussion on Current Events in Russia and Eastern Europe .Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:Local
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (10-14-2017. ) Roundtable on NATO’s Return to Europe .017 ISSS-ISAC Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Level:National
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (10-03-2017. ) "Engaging Students with Echo 360: Evidence from an Introductory Course in International Relations" .2017 Echo 360 Active Learning Conference, Washington, D.C.. Level:National
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (06-2014. ) The Impact of Geography on NATO’s Smart Defense Projects” .Warsaw, Poland. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-2014. ) Partners in Peace? Un-NATO Constructive Cooperation in Afghanistan, 2001-2012 .Toronto, ON, Canada. Conference. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (08-31-2013. ) The Effect of NATO partnerships on Alliance's smart defense .Chicago, IL. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (06-27-2013. ) NATO Partnerships and Smart Defense: How the Alliance Influences Security Policies in Partner Nations .Budapest, Hungary. Conference. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov and Michael Schroeder (04-04-2013. ) Effective Partners? NATO-UN Cooperation in Post-Conflict Settings .San Francisco, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (04-12-2012. ) Institutional Partnerships, Military Transformation and Contributions to Overseas Operations: Strategies Used by NATO to Engage Partners .Chicago, IL.
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (04-01-2012. ) Defining and Managing Cyber Threats: NATO’s Response to the New Challenges of the Modern Information Age .San Diego, CA.
Ivan Dinev Ivanov and Jim Masterson (02-18-2012. ) The Effectiveness of Inter-institutional Collaboration in Designing and Conducting Simulations: the case of ASEAN Plus Three Meeting .Washington, DC.
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-16-2011. ) The Relevance of Economic, Organizational, and Socio-Cognitive Perspectives in Explaining the Downsizing of Military Bureaucracies: The Case of Ukraine .Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (02-17-2010. ) Effectiveness of Military Transformation: Does NATO Membership Matter? .New Orleans, LA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (02-15-2009. ) Continuity and Change of Alliance Transformation: the case NATO’s involvement in Afghanistan .New York City. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-30-2008. ) Structural, Bureaucratic, Organizational and Elite Frameworks of Explaining Military Transformation: the case of NATO .San Francisco, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (10-05-2007. ) Complementarities and Heterogeneity: The Case of NATO's Transformation as a Club .Omaha, Nebraska. Conference. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (09-22-2007. ) Alliance Transformation and the Concept of Complementarities: the case of post-Cold War NATO .Istanbul, Turkey. Conference. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (04-22-2006. ) NATO Expansion in an Imbalanced International System: the relevance of security communities .Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-25-2006. ) NATO Expansion and the Concept of Complementarities .San Diego, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (02-2015. ) Regionalism, Organizational Leadership and National Wealth: the Case NATO’s Smart Defense Projects .New Orleans, LA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
International Studies Association Annual Meeting
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (03-2016. ) The Role of Inter-organizational Cooperation on the Management of the Peace Process in Post-Conflict Settings: Lessons from Kosovo and Afghanistan .Atlanta, GA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Igor Kovac (09-2016. ) Asset Fungibility and Organizational Adaptability: The EU and NATO’s Approaches to Managing and Regulating Cyber Threats .Philadelphia, PA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov, Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva (04-05-2018. ) The EU and NATO’s Asset Fungibility and Organizational Adaptability in Energy Security .San Francisco, CA/ Washington, DC. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Ivan Dinev Ivanov (04-05-2018. ) Understanding Organizational Response to Emerging Threats: Toward a New Typology to Studying International Organizations .San Francisco, CA. Professional Meeting. Level:International
Honors and Awards
06-2012 Sarah Grant Barber Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award for contributions to the quality of academic advising of UC students UCUAADA Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition
Murat Haner (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 08-31-2014
Ali Alghonas (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 12-31-2012
(Undergraduate Advising Coordinator ) Type:Departmental Service
(Undergraduate Committee Member ) Level:Department
(Senior thesis committee (2 students) ) Committee Chair
(MA Thesis Committee (3 students) ) Committee Chair
Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University
Committee Member Type:University/College Service
15-POL-180 INTRO TO INTL REL Level:Undergraduate
15-POL-577 GOV & POL:EUROPE I Level:Both
15-POL-589 INTL CONFLICT Level:Both
15-POL-580 INTERNATL POLITICS Level:Both
15-POL-574 GOV&POL:EAST EUROPE Level:Both
ALLIANCES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Level:Both
US FOREIGN POLICY Level:Both
PROSEMINAR IN IR Level:Graduate
RESEARCH SEMINAR IN IR Level:Graduate
International Cooperation Level:Undergraduate
International Institutions Level:Undergraduate