Professor of Political Science
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840-4605
Phone: (562) 985-4961
Fax: (562) 985-4979
A.B., University of Southern California (International Relations), 1963; Ph.D., Columbia University (Political Science), 1970.
My research and teaching specialty areas include: War and Peace Studies, and International Conflict Management.
I became an Associate Professor of Political Science in 1974; Professor of Political Science in 1985; and Emeritus Professor in 2012.
I have been teaching courses in International Relations and American Government in the Department of Political Science, CSULB, since 1968.
Bernard Brodie and the Foundations of American Nuclear Strategy, (Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 1991). http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/steber.html
Collective Preventive Diplomacy: A Study in Conflict Management (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004). http://www.sunypress.edu/p-3880-collective-preventive-diplomacy.aspx
“Diplomacy and International Theory,” Review of International Studies, XXX (2004), 493-509.
“Diplomatic Mediation as an Independent Variable,” International Negotiation, XIV (2009), 7-40.
“To Arms Control or Not: Lessons of Focused Case Comparisons,” Contemporary Security Policy, XXXI (December 2010), 379-405.
“The Test Ban and the 1956 Election,” Arms Control Today, XLI (December 2011), 49-52.
“Big Powers and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’”, e-ir.info, 26 July 2012, accessed from http://www.e-ir.info/2012/07/26/big-powers-and-the-responsibility-to-protect/.
“What Use Overwhelming Air Superiority? A Tale of Two Campaigns,” Contemporary Security Policy, XXXIII (August 2012), 311-336.