Rafael (Ralph) Lopez

Subfield

International Relations

Dissertation

Innovation in War:  Lead Agents and the Costs of Diffusion

Committee

Phil Potter (Chair); Jeffrey Legro; John Owen; Allan Stam

Email

Office

Gibson Hall, 1540 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Degrees

BS,  University of Florida
MS, Missouri University of Science and Technology
MA, Command and General Staff College

Statement

My dissertation investigates how military organizations diffuse innovation in war.  My other research interests include the effects of organizational culture on transformation, causes of major war, early American political thought, and the revival of just war theory.