Major Fellowship Activities: Andersen wrote articles for the Arms Sales Monitor; helped create a project on light weapons diffusion by collecting and organizing data on international light weapons production, sales and use, and created a database that contains over one hundred incidents of black market transactions involving light weapons. He established a home page on Light Weapons Diffusion and Global Violence. He also co-authored a book-length monograph with Prof. Michael Klare entitled A Scourge of Guns: The Diffusion of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Latin America, which shows how many and by what means arms have been pumped into Latin America, and what destabilizing effect these arms have had.
Current Activities: Andersen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at California State University, Sacramento, and coordinator of the peace and conflict resolution minor. He teaches classes in international politics, U.S. foreign policy, conflict processes and research methods. He has written articles on nuclear warfare, nuclear weapons, the Nobel Peace Prize, war, and peace movements, that will appear in the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences in 2007. He was previously a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. His PhD dissertation was entitled “Foreign Policy Decision-Making and Violent Non-State Actors: Processes, Behavior, and Output.” He was previously an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University where he taught a course on “Military Force and Foreign Policy.” Prior to entering graduate school he was the Associate Director/National Campaign Coordinator at Student Pugwash, USA where he worked with college and high school students to explore issues of science, technology and social responsibility on their campuses.
The Scoville Fellowship allowed me to do some very unique things just out of college, and I am very glad I was given this opportunity.