Vita,  2000-2015

Celebrating my 47th year as a member of the Political Science Dept!

Course descriptions             My current interests             Abstracts of some of my papers

This documents was originally prepared December 1, 2010, for a regular five year program review all UH faculty undertake. Since my professional history goes back to 1966, it only represents a fraction of my activities. Earier vitae are available on request.


POSITION: Professor, 1968-present 
Political Science Department 
Address: 2424 Maile Way, Saunders 640 
University of Hawaii 
Honolulu Hawaii 96822 
Phone/voicemail USA: 808 956-7180
Fax: 808 956-6877


Ph.D., 1966, Political Science, Northwestern University
B.S., 1962, Political Science, Illinois Institute of Technology


2010 UH Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award "Since 1990, Chadwick has supervised 15 doctoral students and has been a member on an additional 11 doctoral student committees. He has been an instrumental mentor for many graduate students since beginning his career at Manoa.
"His flexibility and ability to work with a student’s interest and not attempt to shape the student are hallmarks of his mentoring. At the same time, Chadwick challenges, argues and provokes to get his students to do their best work. It is this quality of his work with students that earned him the award."

Recent Post-doctoral Education with UH Support

  1. October, 2004: Attended Workshop on "Investigator Training in Human Subjects Research," by Bill Dendle, UH Committee on Human Studies, which provides an "understanding of the ethics and principles of human subjects research and what is required of investigators at UH"

  2. April, 2003: Attended a 6-day seminar, "Multiple Objective Decision Analysis," led by Professor Thomas Saaty, University of Pittsburgh. Support from the Political Science Department, Geography Department and others.

  3. January, 2003: Attended a 2-day retreat, "Great Teachers Seminar" for UH faculty, led by Dr. David Gottshall. Support from the Center for Teaching Excellence (meals, overnight stay, and related conference costs).
I also attended numerous conferences at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and elsewhere to continue my education (see "other conferences" below).

Refereed Journal Publications  2000-present

  1. 2015: "Technology, Power, Politics, Outer Space, and Ethics: Notes Towards a New Paradigm" (accepted for publication later this year) International Relations and Diplomacy

  2. 2014: "Fraud and Deceit, or a Failure of American Political and Social Sciences: Towards a Theory About the Impact of Banking on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations," International Relations and Diplomacy, 2:10 (October), 639-654. Download

  3. 2011: "My Mentored Relationship with Harold Guetzkow," Simulation & Gaming, 42:3, 308-313

  4. 2007: "Korean Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century: Threats and Opportunities for Security, Peace and Prosperity in East Asia," Journal of Peace Studies, 13.2 (August): 35-57. Available at

  5. 2006: "Korea 2020, National Security Futures, Development, Democracy, and Choices: Building a Korea Peace Structure"  Journal of Peace Studies, 12,2.

  6. 2002: "Northeast Asian International Politics and Alternative Korean Futures: An Early 21st Century Appraisal"  Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1.

  7. 2000: "Global Modeling: Origins, Assessment and Alternative Futures"  Simulation & Gaming, Vol. 31, No. 1.

Other Publications  2000-present

  1. 2002: "North Korea," History Behind the Headlines: Origins of Conflict Worldwide, Vol. 4 (Sonia Benson, ed.) Publisher: Gale Group, Detroit.

Research Paper Presentations at Major Conventions, and Foreign Policy and Peace Research Institutions  

  1. 2015: "Nowhere Safe: On Why America's Future Survival Depends on a Foreign Policy that Values Security in the Heartland, Integrity in Intelligence, Social Justice in Hierarchies, and Motivational Feedback" Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Convention, section "Foreign Policy"

  2. 2015: "Field "Theory," Roundtable discussion, "R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of his Many Contributions," at the 2015 International Studies Assocition coference in New Orleans. Round Table Organizer: Nils Petter Gleditsch. My paper on field theory is scheduled for publication in a book on Rummel's contributions edited by Gleditsch.

  3. 2014: "Fraud and Deceit, or a Failure of American Political and Social Sciences: Towards a Theory About the Impact of Banking on the Rise and Fall of Civilizations." Paper presented at the 2014 conference of the Midwest Political Science Association.

  4. 2012: "Political Power and Technology: A New Global Order or Global Recolonization?" Paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention April 1-4, panel, “Bring Us Together or Tear Us Apart? New Technologies and Social Cohesion”

  5. 2012: Les Misérables, Power Élites and Revolutions: Refreshing American Exceptionalism in an Era of Global Financial and Political Meltdown Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 12-15, section “Globalization and State Policy”

  6. 2011: "Global Governance as Political Expansionism: A Reformulation of Sociopolitical Theory to Avoid Future Tragedies of Political Competition in a Global Sociopolitical System" Paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Montreal, March 16-19, panel “World Order and Security Governance in the Post-Transatlantic Age”

  7. 2011: "Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Cats and Mice or the Mouse that Roars? Four-Power Manipulations in a Fog of Irony and Pathos" Paper presented at the ISA Annual Convention, Montreal, panel “Danger and Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula”

  8. 2010: "National Security Implications of Financial Crises Rooted in Collective Mismanagement and Misperception: Belief Systems as Systemic Constraints and Crisis as a Condition for Change" Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Convention, section "International Security"

  9. 2010: "National Security Implications of Financial Crises Rooted in Collective Mismanagement and Misperception: Belief Systems as Systemic Constraints and Crisis as a Condition for Change" Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Convention,

  10. 2010: "On Some Unintended Consequences of Abandoning the Sacred in Political Theory and Leadership." Presented on the "Terror, Security, and Development" panel (WA26) at the ISA (International Studies Association) Convention, New Orleans. Available online at the ISA website

  11. 2010: "Scholars, Practitioners, and a Metaparadigm to Reconnect Them through Their Philosophical and Spiritual Roots." Paper presented on the "Between Theory and Policy: Ideas for Narrowing the Gap" Panel (WC22) at the ISA Convention, New Orleans, available online at the ISA website. In addition I chaired on panel and served as discussant on two.

  12. 2009: "Religion, Science, Philosophy and Politics: A Theoretical Sketch Integrating Elements of Systems Dynamics, Humanistic Psychology, Cybernetics, Value Theory, and Democratic Philosophy, Illustrated with Some Current Foreign and Domestic Policy Problems" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association 67th Annual National Conference.

  13. 2008: "Systems within Systems and the Eternal Struggle for the Minds of Men: Implications of Energy and Communications Technology for Ethics, Security, and Control " Presented at the APSA/ISAC-ISA/ISSS Conference (APSA International Security and Arms Control section and the ISA's International Strategic Studies Section), vail, Colorado.

  14. 2008: "Computational Global Forecasting -- Local-Global Interface Issues Using the Korean Peninsula and Hawaii as Exemplars" Presented on Global Forecasting Panel 2, ISA (Insternational Studies Association) Convention, San Francisco.

  15. 2008: "World Politics and Paradigm Interdependencies: Missed Synergies, Needless Conflicts, and the Need for Integrative Strategies." Presented on the panel "Ontology, Epistemology, and the Nature of Theory" at the ISA Convention, San Francisco (note: with permission I presented two papers at the convention and chaired a third panel)

  16. 2008: "A National Interest Analysis of US and East Asian Foreign Policies on Korea" Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Convention, April 3-7.

  17. 2007: "Foreign Policy Challenges in the 21st Century: Disentangling the New Patterns of Interlaced Threats and Opportunities in East Asia." Presented at the APSA/ISAC-ISA/ISSS Conference Oct. 19-20, Montreal

  18. 2007:"Professional Paradigms, Disciplinary Cacophony, and Our Responsibilities." ISA Convention paper presented on the panel "IR Theory, Politics, and Responsibility I" Available online. Brief abstract: Three interlaced paradigms prevail among international studies scholars today. Each requires assumptions or "categorical imperatives" which the others of necessity bring into question. In the absence of recognition of this situation, academic cacophony, along with a great deal of frustration and alienation, takes place, primarily via misplaced criticism.

  19. 2006: July 9-14, International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan. Paper accepted and delivered: "Reframing the Meaning of Democracy: The Globalization of Democratic Development, Viewed through the Paradigms of Political Science, Political Practice and Political Philosophy." Available online here.

  20. 2006: May 16-19 - See publications above for 2006. Various parts of my "Korea 2020" paper were prepared for and discussed at all of the following venues:
    • The Research Institute for International Affairs (RIIA, Seoul),
    • The Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU, Seoul),
    • an international conference on the "North Korean Nuclear Problem and Building a Korean Peace Regime," supported by the German Ebert Foundation and hosted by the Institute for East Asian Studies (IEAS) at Dong-A University (Busan),
    • The Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA, Seoul), and
    • an international conference on "North Korea's Strategy and Propaganda, and Korean Peninsula Situation," organized by   The Society of World Peace and Unification (Seoul), and hosted by the Center on North Korea, Ministry of National Unification.

  21. 2006: April. Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Convention, Chicago: "Long Term International Security: The International Futures Simulation and Emerging Global Order." Available online at and here.

  22. 2006: March. International Studies Association Annual Convention (ISA), San Diego: two panel presentations, by permission
    • "The 'North-South Divide' and Other Divisive and Distracting Myths." Panel: Various Dimensions of the North-South Divide." Available at and here.
    • "Technology, Power, Politics, Outer Space, and Ethics: Notes towards a New Paradigm." Panel: "International Politics of Space: Reading II," sponsored by the International Security Section. Available at ISA papers and here
  23. 2005: October 27-29. APSA/ISAC-ISA/ISSS Conference. Paper accepted and delivered, "Self, Society, and Survival: Values and Security Paradigms in an Emergent Global Order." The conference was jointly sponsored by the American Political Science Association section on International Security and Arms Control, and the International Studies Association section on International Security Studies. The paper discusses the need for "adaptive change" brought about by trends in technology and globalization, and made possible through the development of cooperative international strategies for managing political and social change. Without effectively leadership, however, there is a danger that the whole globalization process could destabilize amid ubiquitous, regional political crises.

  24. 2005: August 24-27. International Studies Association and the World International Studies Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research held its "First Global International Studies Conference" at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Invited presentation of a research paper, "Levels of Meaning and Levels of Analysis: Exploring Micro-Macro, Local-Global Interface Problems with the International Futures Simulation (IFs), using Hawaii as an Exemplar." Reports on research begun two years ago with Professors Barry Hughes in Denver, who did a major change to his database to build Hawaii into his global model with data I provided, and Mark Ridgley here in Geography. Available here

  25. 2005: April 15-18. Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago. Paper accepted for presentation: "Diasporadic Minorities, Terrorism, and Great Powers' National Security Strategies." The key hypothesis in this paper grew out of dialogs I had at an APCSS conference in October 2004 (see below); I propose a theory explaining why some migrant minorities and not others are likely to give at least passive support to terrorist groups.

  26. 2005: March 1-5. International Studies Association annual convention, Honolulu. Paper accepted for presentation: "Active Learning and Simulation in a Self-organizing International Relations Course with Feedback: a Pedagogical Breakthrough Enabling Coherent communication in Multicultural, Multilevel and Multivalue Environments." Section SC06, Simulating Global Problems and Processes in the Classroom. Sponsoring committee: Active Learning in International Affairs. Paper available at and locally.   (Conference fee self-funded because we don't have the money in our Dept.)

  27. 2005: February 19-21. American Political Science Association, Teaching and Learning Conference., Bethesda, Md. Invited presentation for the Diversity Panel: "Active Learning, Critical Thinking, and Personal Responsibility in a Multicultural, Self-organizing Course on International Relations."   Available via and here.
Other Conferences Attended     2000-2004

(Note: All Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Conference summaries may be found at their online Conferences page)
  1. 2004: October 12-14. Attended the APCSS Conference on "Ethnic Minorities and Great Power Strategies in Asia"

  2. 2004: June 15-17. Attended the APCSS Conference on "Security Trends in the Asial-Pacific Region"

  3. 2004: March 30-April 1. Attended the APCSS Conference on "Defense Transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region: Meeting the Challenge"

  4. 2004: February 27-28. Attended the East-West Center's 2-day Symposium on "Asian Voices: Promoting Dialogue between the U.S. and Asia."   Day 1: "Between Bilateralism and Community: US-Japan Security Relations in a Changing East Asia." Day 2: "U.S. Approaches to International Institutions: Back to Hub-and-Spokes Bilateralism?" (program and panelists, and bio's.)

  5. 2003: December 2-4. Attended the APCSS Conference on Russia and Russia Far East: Transnational Security and Regional Cooperation"

  6. 2003: March 25-27. Attended the APCSS "Pacific Symposium, Toward a Durable Regional Security Strategy"
Other Professional Activities
  1. 2015: Reviewed a manuscript for Pacific Science and was accepted as a reviewer for International Relations and Diplomacy

  2. 2002: Globalization Research Center funded a collaborative research proposal for Spring 2002, with Mark Ridgley (Geography Department chair; co-principal investigator); topic: "From Global Modeling to ‘Glocal’ Decision Making: Facilitating State-Level Policy Analysis within the Context of Globalization." (Our only financial request was half-time off for Ridgley, Spring 2002). Research related to this collaboration was presented at the ISA/WISC 2005 conference mentioned above.

  3. 2000: May 4-5: by invitation only, attended a "Geopolitical Modeling Conference" at the University of Denver, to evaluate and make recommendations for improvement of International Futures, a global model I use and "beta test" regularly in my classes. All expenses and an honorarium paid by the conference sponsor, the Strategic Assessment Group of the Central Intelligence Agency. This model was used in the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project. See for details.

  4. 2000: January 7-8: Northwest Normal University, Department of Political Science, Lanzhou, China, jointly with IEWU. Presented a two-day seminar on decision making, management, and global modeling to about 100 students (administrators and businesspeople). This was underwritten by IEWU (all travel and local expenses plus a modest honorarium).

  5. 2000: January 4-5: Shenzhen, China, jointly with International East-West University (IEWU). Present a two-day seminar on decision-making, management, and global modeling to about 70 students (administrators and businesspeople). This was underwritten by IEWU (all travel and local expenses plus a modest honorarium).

Current Research

Currently, I am planning on "mining" my recent papers presented at various conference (see above) to submit articles for publication. In my 2004 sabbatical, I began an introduction for a text, Paradigms in the Study of Global Politics, and submitted it to McGraw Hill. However, it was judged too advanced for their market. I also began collaborating in a revision of a book by Barry Hughes, International Futures with a new coauthor, Evan Hillebrand, but circumstances made that difficult to continue. However, both he and his publisher encouraged me to write a companion book putting global modeling and especially his model, into the broader context of globalization as one of the few methodologies that offer real hope of significantly improving decision making in the "global village." I am planning to work on this and hope to have the work published eventually.

Professional Memberships

  1. American Political Science Association
  2. International Political Science Association
  3. Japan Association for Simulation and Gaming   JASAG (in Japanese)   in English
  4. Midwest Political Science Association
  5. International Studies Association


Two decades ago, I gradually expanded the number of students I taught from the usual class size in our department of 35 or so, to 80, using a combination of teaching methods that aim to produce a quality educational experience while at the same time working in a large classroom environment. The class size was limited to 80 because there are no classrooms larger with moveable chairs so that small discussion groups could be formed--a key feature of this pedagogy. Earlier, I tried auditoriums which enrolled as many as 110 students but such classrooms were not conducive to small group discussions (it wasn't the number of students but rather the auditorium structure that was the problem). Several years ago, I went back to teaching normal size classes for our department at the request of the then department chair, however I do continue the teaching of the capstone course ("Teaching Political Science") as a service to the department (we get no administrative credit for teaching that class).

I wrote up my pedagogy and experience as it has evolved in this class has grown. The pedagogical change began after I attended a 4-day seminar by Dr. W. Edwards Deming in 1991 on Deming's business management and education philosophy, followed by a one-day educators' seminar by a Deming protegé, and a two day seminar in 1992 by another Deming protegé, Marshall Thurber--all on scholarships by them. I wrote a draft on my experience and initial applications to my classes, "The Deming of a Class", and revised it for presentation at the 2nd APSA Teaching and Learning Conference in 2004; I expect to publish eventually in a journal like Teaching Political Science.

At the graduate level I teach a number of international relations courses on a regular schedule, rotating between

  1. Modeling International Systems (Pols. 635F)--an introduction to models of decision making, national politics, international relations and global systems;
  2. Introduction to International Relations (Pols. 630)--a survey of international relations theory, philosophy, and historical practice;
  3. International Relations Seminar (Pols. 730)--a special topics seminar on international relations (varies from year to year).
  4. Political Leadership (Pols. 382 and 651) - In 2005 I embarked on a new direction in my teaching to restart an undergraduate course on political leadership that had almost been removed from our curriculum following the retirement of its principal instructor who was not replaced. I followed it with a graduate seminar on political leadership. I am currently working this relatively new focus into my longer term teaching and research plans.

I also occasionally teach Pols. 605C: Simulation Practicum, and as a service to the Department, Pols. 390 Political Inquiry and Analysis. I teach a "capstone" course, Pols. 401 Teaching Political Science" as a teaching internship experience for political science senior majors.

Community Service

Manoa Administrative Committees

  1. 2011-2013, member, Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee.
  2. 2009: Senator, UH Manoa Faculty Senate Senate (elected position. In 2009-2010 I served as a member of Senate Committee on Professional Matters, and briefly on the Committee on Academic Policies and Procedures)
  3. 2008-2010 Program and Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (elected position)
  4. 2003, 2010: TPRC's - University Tenure, Promotion and Review Committee member
  5. 2007-2008 COPR - Manoa campus-wide Council On Program Reviews
  6. 2005-2007: CAPP - Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Procedures
  7. 2000-2005 GEC - Faculty Senate General Education Committee, acted as liaison with E-Focus Subcommittee Spring, 2004, and as a member of the Mentoring subcommittee in the Spring 2005
  8. 2002-2003: ASFSEC - Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate Executive Committee member

Department Commitees

  1. 2008, 2005: DPC - Department Personnel Committee (responsible for promotion, tenure and contract renewal recommendations)
  2. 2005: Colloquium Committee Chair - organizes dept. colloquia
  3. 2003-2004: Advising Committee Chair - coordination of advising practices in our Department at the graduate and undergraduate levels with cooperation from our Graduate Chair and Undergraduate Chair
  4. 2003-2004 Evaluation Committee Chair - coordination of Department-required course evaluations
  5. 2001-2003 Admissions Committee - For two years I served on this department committee, reviewing well over 100 applications each year for admission to our MA and PhD programs. I created and revised a form to aid this committee to systematically and consistently comparatively evaluate students' applications. The form was adopted unanimously.

Dissertation Committees

Since 1990 I have chaired some 15 Ph.D. dissertation committees and sat on 11 others, as of 2010. The number continues to grow. Currently I chair two Ph.D. committees, and a third on whose committee I sat (not as chair) received her Ph.D. this year (2015).

Community Service Outside of UH

In the State of Hawaii, my primary service outside the University is at a foodbank. It is funded primarily by private donations to the First United Methodist Church of Honolulu and through grants-in-aid to the Hawaii Foodbank; occasionally we get donations from other churches and private donors, the largest single donation being $21,459.43 for our operation. I usually volunteer my time at odd hours (mostly during my "off duty" time) for about two labor months a year.

This foodbank or "pantry" as the Hawaii Foodbank prefers to call it, one of the largest of its kind in the state, gives out 15-20-lb. bags of groceries every month on average to 268 adults and 96 children (these figures are for 2015 as of July 31) who are treated as guests, moving about 1 ton of food per week. 42% of all households we have aided have come only once, but many others are chronically poor. Some are elderly, poor, alone and on fixed income. Some are recent Pacific island immigrants. Some are recently released from prison or a rehabilitation center and trying to find a job. Some are mentally ill or physically impaired, or both. Some are single mothers with children.

This foodbank was recognized by City of Honolulu Mayor Eileen Anderson, by the Hawaii Foodbank which conferred its Safety Net 2000 Award on it, and indirectly by Mayor Jeremy Harris who included my wife Lissi Chadwick (the manager of this foodbank for the last 30 years or so) as one of 70 honorees in the 35th Senior Recognition Award, in 2001. (For a broader context of programs aiming to help the homeless, see this narrative.)

An interesting fact for the University of Hawaii, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Political Science Department about the Hawaii Foodbank itself, from which we get about 98% of what we give out, is that it was started by one of our Political Science Department's graduate students, John White (see p. 5 of this brochure for details). I had the good fortune of knowing him for a short a while as a student in one of my courses.

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