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Global & Area Studies|College of Arts and Sciences

Jean GarrisonJean Garrison, Professor of Political Science and Global & Area Studies; Director of the Center for Global Studies

B.A., University of Wyoming, 1990; M.A., University of South Carolina, 1992; Ph.D. 1996

During 2004, Dr. Garrison received a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship and served in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs with the U.S. State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. In 2007-08 she spent a sabbatical leave, in part, as a visiting fellow at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington, D.C. doing research on China's quest for energy security in Asia. Her future work will focus more specifically on climate change as an energy security issue. In 2007-08 she spent a sabbatical leave, in part, as a visiting fellow at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington, D.C. doing research on China's quest for energy security in Asia. Her future work will focus more specifically on climate change as an energy security issue.

Research Interests:
Dr. Garrisons research interests focus on American foreign policy with an emphasis on U.S.-China relations, energy security, presidential foreign policy advisory systems, bureaucratic politics, and group decision-making dynamics.

Teaching:
Dr. Garrison teaches courses in American foreign relations, international relations, and comparative foreign policy. She is the Director of the Global & Area Studies Program. Prior to UW, Dr. Garrison n taught for four years at Boston University (1996-2000). She received her Ph.D. and MA in Political Science from the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina and graduated with a bachelors in political science from the University of Wyoming.

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