Doug Gibler is the Director of the Belgium Summer Abroad Program and Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. Gibler teaches courses on International Conflict, Democratization, and American Foreign Policy, and his research interests focus on the causes and consequences of international conflict and the international factors that contribute to intrastate conflict and state development. He has written numerous scholarly articles, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. His book covering all international military alliances since 1648 was published by Congressional Quarterly Press, and his book on the effects of territorial conflict will be published in August by Cambridge University Press.
Prof. Gibler has traveled extensively in Europe and completed a Brussels-based intensive program on European Union and NATO studies that was sponsored by the Atlantic Council. This is the seventh annual UA in Belgium program.