Barbara Farnham (1939 – 2016)

Senior Research Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

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Barbara Farnham is a Senior Reseach Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University.  She previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University.  Farnham has also lectured at Princeton and Hunter College.  Her current research focuses on threat perception and the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy.

In 2001, Farnham was awarded the Erik H. Erikson Award for Early Career Research Achievement by the International Society of Political Psychology.

Farnham received a Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Publications

Books

Barbara Farnham, Roosevelt and the Munich Crisis: A Study of Political Decision-Making (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997).

Barbara Farnham. Roosevelt and the Munich Crisis: A Study in Political Decision-making (Princeton University Press, 1997).

Barbara Farnham, Avoiding Losses/Taking Risks: Prospect Theory and International Conflict (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1994).

Book Chapters

Barbara Farnham. “Perceiving the End of Threat: Ronald Reagan and the Gorbachev Revolution.” Good Judgment and Foreign Policy, ed. Stanley Renshon and Deborah Larson (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

Journal Articles

Barbara Farnham, “The Impact of the Political Context on Foreign Policy,” Political Psychology 25, no. 3 (2004): 441.

Barbara Farnham, “The Theory of Democratic Peace and Threat Perception,” International Studies Quarterly 47, no. 3 (2003): 395.

Barbara Farnham, review of U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis by David Patrick Houghton,Political Science Quarterly 117, no. 2 (2002): 337.

Barbara Farnham, review of Strategic Deception: Rhetoric, Science, and Politics in Missile Defense Advocacy by Gordon R. Mitchell’s, Political Science Quarterly 116, no. 3 (2001): 479.

Barbara Farnham, “Reagan and the Gorbachev Revolution: Perceiving the End of Threat,” Political Science Quarterly 116, no. 2 (2001): 225.