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Francis Grice

I am a British person, who came to the United States to teach about Asia. If that doesn't sum up the globalisation (yes, I'm spelling it correctly) of the world today, then I don't know what does.

I have a passion for teaching and enjoy helping students to learn and debate about Asian Politics, International Relations, International Law, Security Studies, Leadership and more in McDaniel's small classroom environments. My research to-date has mostly focused upon Asian Security Studies, especially China, North Korea, and Japan, but I'm expanding into researching Totalitarian Regimes. I have a growing track record of books, journal articles, and opinion pieces in leading foreign affairs magazines and have co-authored publications with students too.

I oversee McDaniel's Model United Nations club, which is a great way for students to learn firsthand about International Law and the UN. We regularly attend Model UN conferences in New York (including debating in the UN General Assembly building) and abroad (e.g. we went to China last year).

When I'm not teaching or in my office in Hill Hall, I live in Baltimore with my wife, our two girls, and our dog, Sprocket.

I look forward to seeing you on the Hill.


Ph.D. in Defence Studies, King's College London
M.S. in International Public Policy, University College London
M.A. (Honours) in International Relations and Modern History, University of St. Andrews

Recent Courses

  • PSI 2225: International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
  • PSI 2203: International Law & Organization

  • FYS 1222: Heroic Leaders & Evil Tyrants

Selected Publications

Clubs and community involvement

  • Faculty Advisor, Model United Nations

Awards and Honors

  • McDaniel Faculty Book Award (2018)

  • McDaniel Faculty Scholarly Publications Award (2017)

Francis Grice

"If Dr. Grice taught a course on "How to Watch Paint Dry," I would still take the class because I know that Dr. Grice would teach it with humor, and I would learn something valuable in his course each class period. (Also, this is not sarcasm- Dr. Grice has enthusiasm every day for the course and his students)."

Student from PSI-2204: Approaches to International Relations in 2015 (Teaching Evaluation)