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Global & Area Studies


Jean Garrison

Director, Center for Global Studies

Professor, Global & Area Studies and Political Science
Ph.D., M.A., University of South Carolina
B.A., University of Wyoming
Office: Cheney International Center, 204

Jean Garrison is a political scientist interested in decision-making in U.S. foreign policy and especially political psychology. She has applied her study of these issues to U.S-China relations and increasingly to energy security issues in foreign policy. She is the founding director of the University’s Center for Global Studies which support student and faculty research across campus in all areas of internationally-related study.



Jean Garrison, 2009, China and the Energy Equation in Asia: Determinants of Policy Choice (Boulder, CO; First Forum Press, a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), pp. v-187.

Jean Garrison, 2005, Making China Policy: Nixon to G.W. Bush (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers), pp. v-255.

Jean Garrison, 1999, Games Advisors Play: Foreign Policy in the Nixon and Carter Administrations (College Station: Texas A & M University Press), pp. xiii-192.

Refereed Journal Articles

Jean Garrison, Jerel Rosati and James Scott, 2014, “President Obama and His Foreign Policy Team: Possibilities and Pitfalls of the Team of Rivals Model in Foreign Policymaking,” White House Studies.

Jean Garrison and Ahad Abdurahmonov, 2011, “Explaining the Central Asian Energy Game: Complex Interdependence and How Small States Influence their Big Neighbors,” Asian Perspective, 35:3
Jean Garrison, Ralph Carter and Stephen Redd, 2010, “Energy Security Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Simulating a Comparative Bureaucratic Approach,” Journal of Political Science Education, 6:1
Jean Garrison, 2007, “Managing the U.S.-China Foreign Economic Dialogue: Building Greater Coordination and New Habits of Consultation,” Asia Policy, 4.

Jean Garrison, 2007, “Constructing the ‘National Interest’ in U.S.-China Policy Making: How Foreign Policy Decision Groups Define and Signal Policy Choices,” Foreign Policy Analysis, 3:2.

Regular Courses

INST/POLS 4330 American Foreign Relations
INST/POLS 4455 Energy Security

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