Timothy Schorn

Timothy Schorn

Director, International Studies / Associate Professor

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 110

Phone: (605) 677-5707

Email: Timothy.Schorn@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Middle Eastern Politics, International Human Rights, International Law


Research Interests:

International Human Rights, Middle Eastern Politics


Education:

  • Ph D, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1995
  • MA, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1990
  • JD, Law, University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • BA, Social Science, Mount Marty College, 1986

Research:

  • Diane Jones Meier Research Award, Department of Political Science, (2000)

Grants:

  • College of Arts & Sciences Travel Grant. (2010 - 2010)
  • College of Arts & Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts & Sciences. (2013)

Publications:

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  • Schorn, Timothy. Review: "The Art of the Possible: Diplomatic Alternatives in the Middle East" by Michael Reisman. Vol. Spring 2015. Marine Corps Journal , 2016.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Review: "The Middle East Peace Process and the EU". Edited by Uzi Rabi, 175-178. Vol. 4, Iss. Fall. Tel Aviv: Bustam: The MIddle East Book Review, 2013. (DOI: November 2013)
  • Haar, Robert, and Schorn, Timothy. Transatlantic Approaches to Democratization in the Middle East. In Transatlantic Conflict and Consensus: Culture, History, and Politics..
  • Schorn, Timothy. Middle East Politics Today: Government and Civil Society and The Foreign Policies of Middle East States. In Journal of Politics, 928. Vol. 65, Iss. 3..
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Death Penalty and the International Community: Evolving Norms or Persistent Differences?. In The Leviathan's Choice: Capital Punishment in the Twenty-First Century, edited by J. Michael Martinez, William D. Richardson, and D. Brandon Hornsby. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Direct Democracy, Zoning, and Hog Production: How Citizens Influence Confinement Locations. Vermillion, SD: Direct Democracy, Zoning, and Hog Production: How Citizens Influence Confinement Locations, 2000.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Drinkable Water and Breathable Air: A Livable Environment as a Human Right. In Great Plains Natural Resources Journal, 121-142. Vol. 4, Iss. 2..
  • Schorn, Timothy. The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism. In Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2000.

Awards and Honors:

  • Cutler Award (Social Sciences), College of Arts & Sciences, 2015
  • Political Science Professor of the Year, University of South Dakota Political Science League, 2015
  • Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg Seminar: Social and Economic Determinants of Human Rights, 2002
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nominee from USD, 2001
  • Political Science Professor of the Year, University of South Dakota Political Science League, 2001
  • Honorary Member, Golden Key Honor Society, 2000
  • Kenneth J. Meier & Diana Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, 2000
  • Kenneth J. Meier & Diana Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, 1999
  • Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, Seminar: Moroccan Civil Society: Historical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges, 1998
  • Kenneth J. Meier & Diana Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, 1998
  • Political Science Faculty Member of the Year, University of South Dakota Political Science League, 1996

Presentations:

  • Schorn, Timothy. Islamism and Metamorphosis: Adapting and Surviving. Presented at the South Dakota World Affairs Council Annual Meeting, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. (June 22, 2017)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Sexual Assault and Conflict: Continuing Impunity. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (April 6, 2017)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Sexual Violence in War: International Responses. Presented at the Human Rights and Refugees, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. (October 10, 2016)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Constitutional Transitions: Case Studies from the Middle East and Arab Spring. Presented at the Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (April 2016)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Genocide and Sex Slavery: Yazidi Life and Death Under ISIS.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Roots, Goals, and Future of ISIS.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Constitutional Transitions: Case studies from the Middle East and Arab Spring. Presented at the 8th Transatlantic Studies Conference , Alcala, Spain. (October 22, 2015)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Are the News Media Helping or Hurting Politcs. Presented at the Neuharth Symposium, USD, Vermillion, SD. (October 1, 2015)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Reign of Impunity: Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah, and International Humanitarian Law. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 17, 2015)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Reign of Impunity: Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah, and International Humanitarian Law. Presented at the Visiting Fellow, University of North Dakota. (October 21, 2014)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Islamic State: Roots, Goals, and Future.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Realism in the Modern Middle East: Explaining Intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 4, 2014)
  • Schorn, Timothy. "Realism in the Modern Middle East: Explaining Intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Presented at the 7th Transatlantic Studies Conference: "Global Challenges to the Transatlantic World", Alcala, Spain. (October 26, 2013)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Self-Determination and the Demise of NATO. Presented at the North and South: The US, EU, and the Developing World, University of Alcala, Spain. (October 20, 2011)
  • Schorn, Timothy, Fisher, Merrick C.. Self-Determination and the Desire for Statehood: Legal Rights vs. Political Realities in the 21st Century. Presented at the 66th Annual Conference , Chicago, IL. (April 2, 2011)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The United States, Europe, and Self-Determination in the Middle East: Differing Approaches to the Kurds and Palestinians. Presented at the The Obama Effect: Transatlantic Perspectives Past and Future, Middelburg, The Netherlands. (October 27, 2010)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Israel and the Uncomfortable Realities.
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Present and Future Middle East: Expanding Conflicts and Diminishing Peace. Presented at the Noon Forum, Yankton SD. (October 4, 2007)
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  • Schorn, Timothy. Transatlantic Approaches to Democratization in the Middle East. Presented at the 4th Biennial Transatlantic Studies Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands. (October 25, 2006)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Arab Constitutions: Seeds of Democracy. Presented at the 64th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL. (April 20, 2006)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Democratization and the Middle East. Presented at the Noon Forum, Yankton SD. (September 29, 2005)
  • Schorn, Timothy. War and War Crimes in Yugoslavia: The Basis for the ICTY.
  • Schorn, Timothy. International Education and the Maastricht Center: Building International Literacy through Collaboration.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Democracy in the Middle East: Constitutions and Constraints.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Comparative Arab Constitutions. Presented at the 26th Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 14, 2004)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Bridging the Gap: Understanding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Presented at the Bridges for Intercultural Understanding, Rapid City, SD. (March 21, 2004)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Divisions in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Issues of Contention: Preventing Peace in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Preventing Peace: Issues Dividing Israel and the Palestinians.
  • Schorn, Timothy. A Haven on the Plains: Sudanese Refugees in South Dakota. Presented at the 25th Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 10, 2002)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Moral, Legal, and Political Implications of War with Iraq. Presented at the Noon Forum, Yankton SD. (September 19, 2002)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Travels in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. No Peace in Sight: Conflict in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Students, Travel, and Terrorism: Information for a Safer Experience. Presented at the Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling, Sioux Falls, SD. (April 19, 2002)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Two-Thousand Years of Terrorism in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Two-Thousand Years of Terrorism in the Middle East.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Perspectives on the 2001-2002 Debate Resolution.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Roots of Conflict, Seeds of Peace: A Look at Conflict in the Holy Land.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Skirting Genocide: Defining and Applying the Concept of Ethnic Cleansing. Presented at the International Studies Association--Midwest, St. Louis, Missouri. (October 27, 2000)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Differentiating Mass Killing: Defining Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century. Presented at the A Century of Killing: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the 20th Century, Vermillion, South Dakota. (October 10, 2000)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Death Penalty and the International Community: Evolving Norms or Persistent Differences?. Presented at the 23rd Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 5, 2000)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Death of Middle East Peace. Presented at the Noon Forum, Yankton SD. (January 25, 2000)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Effects of the Intifada on the Middle East Peace Process.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Ethnic Cleansing in the 20th Century. Presented at the Noon Forum, Yankton SD. (October 21, 1999)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Skirting Genocide: Defining and Applying the Concept of Ethnic Cleansing. Presented at the 22nd Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 7, 1999)
  • Schorn, Timothy. The Future Roles of the American Military.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Ten Years Later: The Effects of the Intifada. Presented at the Ten Years Later: The Effects of the Intifada, Omaha, NE. (October 8, 1998)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Defining "Failed State": Moving Beyond Borders and Governments. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (April 23, 1998)
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  • Schorn, Timothy. Reality in the New World Order: Failed States. Presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. (March 17, 1998)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Resurgent Totalitarianism: Mosque and State in Islamist Politics. Presented at the 20th Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 16, 1997)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Resurgent Totalitarianism: Mosque and State in Islamist Politics.
  • Schorn, Timothy. Balance of Power Revisited: The Continuing Basis for American Foreign Policy in the Middle East. Presented at the American Political Science Association, 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.. (August 28, 1997)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Citizenship in the Global Community: Protections and Responsibilities. Presented at the Civic Issues in the 21st Century, Vermillion, South Dakota. (March 25, 1997)
  • Schorn, Timothy. Defining, Detecting, and Reconstructing Failed States. Presented at the American Political Science Association, 92nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (August 29, 1996)
  • Schorn, Timothy. United Nations Intervention in Failed States. Presented at the 18th Annual Third World Studies Conference, Omaha, NE. (October 12, 1995)