Francis A. Beer is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his A. B. (1960) from Harvard and M. A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1967) from Berkeley. His books include: Meanings of War and Peace; Peace Against War: The Ecology of International Violence and Integration and Disintegration in NATO: Processes of Alliance Cohesion and Prospects for Atlantic Community as well as related monographs on The Political Economy of Alliances and How Much War in History. He has edited Alliances: Latent War Communities in the Contemporary World. He has co-edited with Christ’l De Landtsheer Metaphorical World Politics and, with Robert Hariman, Post-Realism: The Rhetorical Turn in International Relations. He has published articles in the American Communication Journal, American Journal of Psychology, American Political Science Review, Atlantic Quarterly, Clio’s Psyche, Ētudes Internationales, International Interactions, International Organization, International Studies Notes, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Memetics; Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Peace and Change, Peace and Conflict, Peace Psychology Review, Political Communication, Political Psychology, Politics and the Life Sciences, POROI Journal, Review of General Psychology, Review of International Studies, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Social Epistemology. He has been President of the International Studies Association/West and co-edited with Ted Gurr a series of Sage books on “Violence, Conflict, Cooperation.” Professor Beer has received numerous grants and awards including Fulbright research grants to France and the Netherlands. He has lectured at the University of Bordeaux in France and Cambridge University in England. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. His present interests center on meaning, metaphor, and myth in international relations, with a particular concern for war and peace.
Related websites include the following: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francis_Beer/publications/ https://colorado.academia.edu/FRANCISBEER http://spot.colorado.edu/~beer/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Beer
He married his wife, Diana Darnall Beer before leaving Berkeley in 1965. His family includes two sons (Omar and Jeremy), a daughter (Marie), two daughters in law (Caroline and Jessica), and four grandsons (Augustus Charles, Solomon Jackson, Arlo Fletcher, and Ethan West).