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Political Science Department

College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Jean Garrison

Professor · American Foreign Policy, International Relations

Director of the Center for Global Studies

Ph.D. - University of South Carolina

garrison@uwyo.edu · (307) 766-4852 · Hoyt Hall 231

Office Hours: M, 1-3; R, 10:30-11:30 · Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Dr. Jean Garrison's 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. She is the author of China and the Energy Equation in Asia: Determinants of Policy Choice (Boulder, CO: First Forum Press - a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009), Making China Policy: Nixon to G.W. Bush (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005) and Games Advisors Play: Foreign Policy in the Nixon and Carter Administrations (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1999) and numerous articles in journals such as Asia Policy, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Asian Perspective, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Political Psychology. During 2004, Jean received a prestigious 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. completing a book manuscript focusing on "China's Quest for Energy Security in Asia."  Her future work will focus more specifically on climate change as an energy security issue.

At UW, Jean teaches courses in American foreign relations, international relations, and comparative foreign policy.  As of fall 2008, she is the Director of the International Studies Program.  Prior to UW, Jean 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 bachelor's in political science from the University of Wyoming.

Little Known Facts About Jean

•  In 2004, Jean served as an election monitor for Mongolia's  parliamentary elections.

•  One of Jean's distant relatives, Albinus Alonzo Johnson, served as the second president of the University of Wyoming from 1891-1896.

•  Jean enjoys "trying to play" golf, reading, watercolor painting, traveling and watching the changeable Wyoming weather.  She also intends to take up cross-country skiing.


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