I am a professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. I am also co-director of the ICB data project and Deputy Director of the Triangle Institute of Security Studies (TISS).

My research interests focus on the quantitative study of international conflict and peace processes. I am particularly interested in questions related to the role of third parties in shaping conflict dynamics, the links between armed conflict and  gender power imbalances, the diffusion of armed conflict across space, and the impact of nuclear weapons on international crisis behavior.

I teach a range of courses on international conflict resolution, international security and research methodology.

I am also a board member and chair of the Faculty Advisory Council for the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.


Please contact me at:

Office phone: (919) 660-4318

Office location: 204H Gross Hall

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science
Duke University
140 Science Drive, Room 208
Box 90204
Durham, NC  27708-0204

Email: kyle.beardsley[at]duke.edu