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Matthew A. Baum is the
Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications and Professor of
Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of
Government. His research focuses on delineating the effects of
domestic politics on international conflict and cooperation in
general and American foreign policy in particular, as well as on
the role of the mass media and public opinion in contemporary
American politics. His research has appeared in over a dozen
leading scholarly journals, such as the American Political Science
Review, American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of
Politics. His books include Soft
News Goes to War: Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy in the
New Media Age and War
Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War
(Forthcoming 2009, Princeton University Press). He has also
contributed op-ed articles to a variety of newspapers and magazines
in the United States and abroad. Before coming to Harvard, Baum was
an associate professor of political science and communication
studies at UCLA. He received his PhD in political science at UC San
Diego in 2000.
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