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Oglethorpe Faculty

John D. Orme

Professor of Politics; Manning M. Pattillo Professor of Liberal Arts
International Affairs Program Coordinator
Office: Lupton 313
[email protected]

B.A., University of Oregon
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

A member of the Oglethorpe faculty since 1983. Research Fellow at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs 1990-1992. Author of four books on International Politics and United States Foreign Policy, as well as articles in International Security, the Political Science Quarterly, and Security Studies.

John Orme – CV

Areas of Research and Interest:

  • Causes of war
  • Causes of peace

Courses Taught:

  • International Relations POL 111
  • War POL 211
  • United States Foreign Policy POL 311
  • War, Peace and Security POL 411
  • European Politics POL 361
  • Human Nature and the Social Order I and II (CORE 301 & CORE 302)
  • Comparative Politics and Historical Perspectives on the Social Order I (occasionally)


  • Human Nature and the Causes of War, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2018

Honors and Awards:

  • James Edward Oglethorpe Professor at Oglethorpe University 2015-17
  • Core Curriculum Teaching Award
  • Winner of Lu Thomason Garrett Award for Meritorious Teaching, Oglethorpe University
  • Donald Agnew Award for Distinguished Service (from the Oglethorpe Student Association) 2001
  • Listed in The Contemporary Who’s Who (2002/2003 edition)
  • Listed in Great Minds of the 21st Century (premier edition)
  • Listed in Who’s Who among America’s Teachers 6th, 7th and 8th editions
  • Listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century
  • Listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (1st and 2nd Editions)
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (25th edition)
  • Listed in Dictionary of International Biography (29th, 30th, 31st editions)
  • Research Fellow, Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, 1990-92
  • Kappa Alpha “Golden Apple” Award (outstanding Professor at O.U.) 1987
  • Oglethorpe nominee for Georgia “Professor of the Year” 1987
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honor’s College Degree from University of Oregon

Other Interests:

“I am a lover of classical music and a rather unaccomplished but enthusiastic amateur musician.”