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Meet John P. Harden

  • Ph.D. from Ohio State University
  • M.A. from Ohio State University
  • B.A. from CUNY-Hunter College

I received my doctoral degree in political science from Ohio State University. I am originally from Staten Island, New York. My research focuses on the role individuals play in foreign policy, and I specifically study how the degree to which a leader is narcissistic influences their approach to international security. I enjoy teaching courses within the sub-fields of international relations, political psychology, data science and presidential history. I also enjoy staying active in my local community, working out, running, playing video games and spending time with my partner, Austin, and our rescue dog, Teddy.

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John P. Harden

John Harden quoted in article examining narcissists in 2022

John Harden, assistant professor of politics and government, was interviewed and quoted extensively in an end-of-the-year article by Joanna Weiss for Politico. In the opinion […]

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John P. Harden featured in two published articles

John P. Harden, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in two recent articles. “How Can We Predict a Nuclear War?” ran in Newsweek. He […]

John P. Harden

John P. Harden appointed to post on city’s Plan Commission

John P. Harden, who recently joined Ripon College as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, already has gotten involved in the wider […]