Research, write, publish and teach courses on foreign policy, national security, and international relations theory. Participate in professional associations (APSA/IS, ISA/ISSS, IISS, IUS and the Denver Council on Foreign Relations) in which I have held leadership positions.
Professor at Josef Korbel School of International Studies where I have taught since 1992. I have published a number of books and articles on foreign policy, national security, and international relations theory and have been active in the American Political Science and International Studies Associations and their International Security sections, presenting papers and chairing panels at their annual meetings. Before joining Korbel, I was on the political science faculty at the Air Force Academy (1972-92) where I was Deputy Department Head (1983-90) and Acting Head (1990-92). Retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1992 after some 30 years of service. Since 1978, I have been a member of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations, its president (1993-2003), Vice Chair (2003-17) and emeritus board member (2017-present). Finally, I am also on the Board of Advisors, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society, which I joined in 1977.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
MS, International Business Administration, The George Washington University, 1972
MA, Government, Georgetown University, 1967
BS, International Affairs, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1966
Licensure / Accreditations
Visiting Scholar (2017-18)
American Political Science Association
International Institute of Strategic Studies
International Security Section, APSA
Denver Council on Foreign Relations
Inter-university Seminar on Armed Forces & Society
Viotti, P. R., & Kauppi, M. V. (2011). International Relations Theory. New York, USA: Pearson (publisher).
Viotti, P. R. (2014). The Dollar, Foreign Policy and National Security: The International Monetary Component of Hard Power. Palo Alto CA: Stanford University Press.
Viotti, P. R. (2016). U.S. National Security: New Threats, Old Realities (p. 303). Amherst, NY, USA: Cambria Press.
Viotti, P. R., & Kauppi, M. V. (2011). International Relations and World Politics. New York, USA: Pearson (publisher).
Viotti, P. R., & Williams, R. (2011). Arms Control: History, Theory, Policy (Vol. 2 vols.). Santa Barbara CA, USA: Praeger/ABC-Clio.
Viotti, P. R. (2015). The Realism of Kenneth Waltz—Luminary and Lightning Rod. Annual Meeting, International Security (APSA/ISA). Springfield, MA: APSA/ISA International Security Sections.
Viotti, P. R. (2014). Luminary and Lightning Rod: Assessing Kenneth Waltz’s Theoretical Work on IR and Security. International Security Annual Meeting. University of Texas, Austin: ISA/APSA.
Viotti, P. R. (2016). Kenneth Neal Waltz—An Intellectual Portrait. University of Trento (Italy).
Viotti, P. R. (2017). Conflict Management—the U.S., Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China: Realism and the New Geopolitics. Hong Kong: International Studies Association.
Viotti, P. R. (2013). DOMA, Post-DADT and the AVF at Middle Age: The Politics of Social Integration in the U.S. Military. Biannual IUS Meeting. Chicago: Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society (IUS).
Emeritus Board Member, Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR)
"Dedication and Faithful Service" Recognition, Denver Council on Foreign Relations (DCFR)