Shah Tarzi

Shah Tarzi

Professor and Lee L. Morgan Chair in International Studies

    Bradley Hall 488
    (309) 677-3653


Ph.D., Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics), University of California at Riverside


Shah M. Tarzi holds an M.A. in economics and political science from the University of California at Riverside; he also holds a certificate in international economics from the Institute of World Affairs in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Bradley, Dr. Tarzi served as Planning Executive for Strategic Markets at Metlife Securities, an investment subsidiary of Metlife, and at Titan Value Equities, an investment banking and brokerage firm.


Professor Tarzi’s research and teaching interests include the impact of economic globalization and multi-national corporations on world affairs, international investment and political-economic risk analysis, international relations theory, emerging markets, problems of the developing world, and the international relations of the Middle East.


A recipient of the 2000 Caterpillar Inc. New Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, Dr. Tarzi’s 42 refereed journal articles have appeared in publications such as the Journal of International Studies, International Journal of World Peace, Journal of Third World Studies, Asian Survey, International Relations, International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Asian Economic Review, Journal of Racial Studies, Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, Indian Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Government and Political Studies.

The peer-reviewed articles in conjunction with three edited custom anthologies and 30 presentations examine various topics in international relations theory, globalization, international political economy, American foreign policy, and the international relations of the Middle East.


The Morgan Chair in International Economic Affairs plays a substantial role in assisting Bradley’s globalization and diversification efforts through curriculum design, teaching, research and campus-wide and community activities. The endowed chair was established by Lee L. Morgan, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar, Inc., in 1992.