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Dr. Jean Garrison

Professor | Special Assistant to the President for Engagement | Director, Center for Global Studies

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Academic Areas of Expertise:

American foreign policy, international relations, US-China relations, energy security

Curriculum Vitae


Jean Garrison is the director of the Center for Global Studies and professor of international studies and political science at UW. For 2017-18 she is serving as the special assistant to the president for engagement and chairing UW's Engagement Task Force. In Fall 2015 she was a fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) – Transformative Power of Europe at the Freie Universität Berlin and is the past recipient of a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship and has worked in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in the U.S. State Department. She also has been a visiting fellow with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in Washington, DC. Her teaching and research interests focus on U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on U.S.-China relations, leadership, small group dynamics, and energy security. She holds a BA from UW and PhD from the University of South Carolina. Jean has roots in northern Wyoming and is a graduate of Tongue River High School in Dayton, WY.

Current Research Projects:

Projects related to American foreign policy and energy

Fun Facts About Jean:

She is related to UW's second president, Albinus Alonzo Johnson

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