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Political Science Department

Professor Stephen D. Wrage

Dr. Wrage earned his B.A. in Classics at Amherst College.  On graduating he went to Athens for two years where he taught in a Greek school and served as assistant to the president.  Returning to the U.S. he taught at St. Albans School in Washington, worked at the Brookings Institution for Dr. Helmut Sonnefeldt and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. 

He served as assistant dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and wrote his dissertation -- a study of human rights in American foreign policy -- at Johns Hopkins under the direction of Dr. Robert Osgood.  He has published scholarly articles and books on a variety of topics in ethics and American foreign policy and is the author of a number of widely used case studies of actual ethical quandaries experienced by officers in the American military. 

In 1995 he spent a Fulbright year in Singapore and has written about that severely controlled society for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly.  In 2004 he published Immaculate Warfare, a study of the ethical, practical and command issues raised by precision guided munitions.  He is an open-ocean sailor and brews his own beer.


  • FP130X US Government and Constitutional Development
  • FP311 Ethics and International Relations
  • FP471A American Empire

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Fax: (410) 293-6876

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