Peter Brecke

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Fax Number:404-894-1900
Office Location: Habersham 215


Dr. Peter K. Brecke joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1991. In 2008 he became the Assistant Dean for Information Technology. His research projects are society design, social global modeling, computer simulation of the spread of ideas in populations, datasets of long-term social processes, fostering interdisciplinary research in a technological university, and a taxonomy of violent conflicts. He is the author of numerous articles and research reports on the computer simulation of worldwide political and economic developments. Previous positions include senior staff member of BDM International, Inc., political affairs officer at the United Nations, research scientist with the Science Center Berlin. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, and the Peace Science Society (International).

Areas of
  • Democracy 2.0
  • Historical Data Science
  • Ideational Dynamics
  • Long-term Social Processes
  • Social Global Models


Research Fields:
  • Globalization: Political Economy and Governance
  • International Trade
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • International Development
  • Armed Conflict
  • Conflicts
  • Governance
  • Historiography
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Social Movements


  • INTA-2001: Careers In Intl Affairs
  • INTA-2010: Empirical Methods
  • INTA-2040: Sci,Tech & Int'l Affairs
  • INTA-2698: Research Assistantship
  • INTA-3301: Int'l Political Econ
  • INTA-3304: Int'l Trade & Production
  • INTA-4241: Democracy-Global South
  • INTA-4500: INTA Pro-Seminar
  • INTA-6003: Empirical Research Meth
  • INTA-6004: Model,Forecast&Decision
  • INTA-6011: Intl Trade&Tech Transfer
  • INTA-8010: IAST Ph.D. Proseminar