Benjamin O. Fordham
Professor of Political Science


I am a professor in the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University (SUNY).  My primary research interests are in the domestic political and economic origins of foreign policy decisions about international conflict, especially the use of force and military spending in the United States. I teach courses on American and comparative foreign and national security policy and on international relations more generally. I received my Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The purpose of this web page is to provide information about my research and teaching. You can obtain data I used in my published research, and read some of my current work in progress through the links below.  If you are one of my students, you can access course information through the Blackboard page for your course.