Melinda Haas

Assistant Professor

Haas studies law and international security, with her current research focusing on how congressional regulation can have unintended effects on the types of covert action used in U.S. foreign policy. Her other research interests include foreign policy decision-making, intelligence and secrecy, as well as international and constitutional law. She is also interested in archival work in qualitative and mixed-method research.


Courses Taught

  • PIA 2470. U.S. Foreign Policy and Law Regulating the Use of Force.
  • PIA 2471. Espionage, Surveillance, and Secret Information in International Affairs. PIA 2021. International Affairs

    Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Politics (Princeton University), 2021. JD (University of Pennsylvania Law School), 2011.
  • BA, Mathematics and Political Science (Bucknell University), 2008
Recent Publications
Research Interests
  • International security
  • International law
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • Intelligence
  • Covert action