- Professor of Political Science
Professor Jeffrey Roberg’s research and teaching previously focused primarily on the former Soviet Union and its successor states, exploring issues of human rights, nuclear proliferation, the safety of civilian and military nuclear programs in the United States and the former Soviet Union, and the relationship of the Soviet scientific community and political elites. In addition to his book, Soviet Science Under Control: The Struggle for Influence, he has published several articles on the role of Soviet technology and its impact on the Soviet people as well as an article on Russian human rights.
Over the course of the last decade he has expanded his human rights and environmental politics research to include Latin America with particular emphasis on Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, and Peru. Prof. Roberg’s most recent publication is a co-edited book with Professor Penny Seymoure titled, Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights With the Environment (2011).
Some of his other publications are: “The Importance of International Treaties: Is Ratification Necessary?” in the Spring 2007 edition of World Affairs; “Cuba: Ideological Success or Ideological Failure?” co-authored with Alyson Kuttruff ’06, published in the August 2007 edition of Human Rights Quarterly; and “Derechos individuales vs. derechos ambientales: ¿hay un balance? El turismo en Puerto Iguazú, Argentina,” in Parque Nacional Iguazú Conservación y desarrollo en la Selva Paranaense de Argentina, edited by Bruno Carpinetti, Mirta Garciarena, and Marcelo Almirón, in 2009.
In addition to teaching courses such as Introduction to International Relations, International Security, Nuclear Proliferation, Human Rights, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Russian and East European Politics, he has also led eco- and ethno-tourism study abroad courses to Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and Peru, as well as a political transition course to Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and to Cuba four times.
He joined the Carthage faculty in 1997 and is a professor of political science.
- Ph.D. — Political Science, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 1996
- A.M. — Political Science, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 1991
- B.A. — Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1988
- Introduction to Comparative Politics
- Human Rights
- Latin American Politics
- Government and Politics of the Soviet Union and its Successor States
- East European Politics/West European Politics
- Comparative Transitions: Authoritarianism and Democracy
- Asian Politics
- Introduction to International Relations
- International Security/International Organizations
- Nuclear Proliferation
- Environmental Politics/Eco-Tourism
- Europe in Transition: Integration vs. Fragmentation
- Introduction to American Politics
- Campaigns and Elections
- Introduction to Politics
- Senior Seminar
- Winners and Losers of the Transition to Democracy and Capitalism: Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
- Life and Politics: Surviving Socialism and the US Embargo in Cuba (Team-Taught)
- Eco- and Ethno-Tourism in Argentina and Brazil: Preserving Cultures and Environments (Team-Taught)
- Environmental Geography and Politics of the Galápagos Islands (Team-Taught)
- Eco- and Ethno-Tourism in Peru: Preserving Cultures and Environments (Team-Taught)
- Tourism and Glaciers: Melting Profits in Patagonia, Argentina (Team-Taught)
Jeffrey Roberg’s research and teaching previously focused primarily on the former Soviet Union and its successor states, exploring issues of human rights, nuclear proliferation and the relationship of the Soviet scientific community and political elites. More recently he has expanded his human rights and environmental politics research and teaching interests to include work on Latin America.
He has published articles related to the former Soviet Union, Russia and Latin America, including the countries of Cuba and Argentina. In addition to his book, Soviet Science Under Control: The Struggle for Influence, published in 1998 by Macmillan Press, Professor Roberg is co-authoring a new book with Professor Penny Seymoure titled Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights With the Environment, was published in 2011 by Lexington Books.
His research interests include:
- Human and Environmental Rights
- Environmental Politics and Eco-Tourism
- Latin American Politics
- Science Policy Issues (including Government/Scientific Elite Relations, Scientific “Brain Drain”, Nuclear Proliferation, the Safety of Civilian and Military Nuclear Programs in the United States and the former Soviet Union, Political, Economic, and Social Changes in the Newly Independent States of the Former Soviet Union).