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Daniel Palm, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of History and Political Science
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3782
Daniel C. Palm, Ph.D, is chair and professor of the Department of History and Political Science at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy. His areas of research and writing include politics in China and Taiwan, political problems in developing nations, terrorism, American political thought, and civil and religious liberties. He is contributing editor of On Faith and Free Government and co-author of A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics.


Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate School, 1991
M.A. - University of Chicago, 1980
B.A. - Augustana College, 1979


  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • History and Political Science


  • American Political Thought
  • Civil and Religious Liberties
  • Political Problems in Developing Nations
  • Politics in China and Taiwan
  • Terrorism

Courses Taught

POLI 320 – Comparative Politics
POLI 340 – International Relations
POLI 471 – Political Topics
POLI 300 – Research and Writing

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Palm, Daniel. "Equality as a Political Principle in the Novels of Harry Leon Wilson," paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, New Orleans, 2005

Palm, Daniel. "Chinese Immigration, U.S. Citizenship, and American Political Thought," paper delivered to the Annual Convention of American Association of Chinese Studies, Vanderbilt University, 2005.

Palm, Daniel. "A New Chinese Foreign Policy Toward the Developing World? Indicators from the Realms of Theory and Practice," paper presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association meeting, Albuquerque, 2007.

Palm, Daniel. "The Least Secure Right?" In The California Republic: Institutions, Policy, and Statesmanship, edited by Ken Masugi and Brian Janiskee, Lanhim: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Palm, Daniel. "The Genesis of Strategic Military Planning in the United States Army." In Statecraft and Power: Essays in Honor of Harold Rood, University Press of America, 1994.

Palm, Daniel. "The Founders' Perspective on Foreign Alliances." In Foreign Entanglements: An Institutional Critique of U.S. Foreign Policy, Pacific Research Institute, 2001.

Palm, Daniel and Wheeler, Timothy. A Citizen's Guide to the Second Amendment, Claremont: The Claremont Institute, 2002.

Palm, Daniel and Krannawitter, Thomas. One Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in the American Public Square Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy

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Professional Experience

Consulting Engagements
Peer reviewer, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield, National Endowment for the Humanities

Academic Review Team Member, American Academy of Liberal Education, Washington, D.C., August 2005

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Academic Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C., 2005
Salvatori Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1997
Phi Beta Kappa
Who’s Who in American Education, 2005
Who’s Who in America, 2000

Associations, Boards, Committees
American Association of Chinese Studies
Southwestern Political Science Association
Christians in Political Science
National Association of Scholars
Pi Sigma Alpha
Political Science Honors Society

Office Hours

T/R 9:30-11:30, or by appointment

Office Location

Ronald Building, Room 130, East Campus

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