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William “Bill” Long


Ph.D., Columbia University, 1986
J.D. Georgetown University, 1984


William J. Long is a professor in the Global Studies Institute and the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University. From 2011-2016, he served as Dean of the Georgia State’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Previously, Dr. Long served as Professor and Director of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology for ten years prior to joining Georgia State.

Dr. Long’s fields of scholarly interest include international cooperation and conflict resolution, international political economy, religion and politics, and comparative political theory.  He is the author of four books and numerous articles and has received research and teaching awards from the United States Institute of Peace; the Council on Foreign Relations; the Hewlett, Pew, Sloan and MacArthur Foundations; the Fulbright Commission; the U.S. Department of Education; and the Commission of the European Union. Dr. Long is currently completing a book on comparative theories and practices of democratization and development entitled: “Tantric State: Dharma, Democracy and Development in Bhutan.”


Tantric State: Dharma, Democracy and Development in Bhutan, New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Pandemics and Peace:  Public Health Cooperation in Zones of Conflict, Washington, D.C.:  United State Institute of Peace Press, 2011.

“Rich Digital Media as a Tool in Post-Conflict Truth and Reconciliation,” Media, War and Conflict, vol. 4, no. 3, 2011, pp. 231-249.

“A Philosophical Investigation of Forgiveness,” Philosophy in the Contemporary World, vol. 15, no. 1, 2008, pp. 55-68.

War and Reconciliation:  Reason and Emotion in Conflict Resolution, Cambridge:  MIT Press, 2003.