Christopher Burdett

Chris Burdett, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Special Assistant to the Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences

(703) 966-0461

Founders Hall, 827 West Franklin Street, Room 322

Curriculum vitae



International Politics

Foreign Policy


  • Ph.D., International Relations & Political Theory, University of Virginia, 2012
  • M.A., European Studies and International Economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins, 2000
  • B.A., Government, College of William and Mary, 1996

Research Interests

  • European Security Cooperation, including the impact of cost, culture, and capabilities on the militarization of European security and defense cooperation, the ongoing development of ‘Normative Power Europe’, Sino-European strategic relations, Atlantic relations
  • European politics, economics and history, including European integration, EU policymaking and institutions, social and political change in modern Europe
  • Education and the study of identity, international politics and foreign policy


  • European Government and Politics
  • European Security
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • History of Political Thought (Classical, Modern and Contemporary)


  • Re-engagement Grant Recipient, 2023, College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU


  • Honor Council, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Faculty Advisor, Model United Nations @ VCU (RAMMUN)