Kathleen J. Hancock

Stratton Hall 322 
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khancock.jpgDr. Hancock is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Liberal Arts and International Studies Division, where she teaches undergraduate courses in International Relations and in the Masters of the International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER) program. She earned her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. She specializes in regional economic integration, global governance, and Eurasia. Her teaching interests also include human rights. Before earning her PhD, Dr. Hancock worked in Washington, DC as a Senior Evaluator at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and as a lobbyist for the Federation of American Scientists. She has conducted field research in numerous countries in Europe and Eurasia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine. Dr. Hancock’s book, Regional Integration: Choosing Plutocracy (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) compares economic integration efforts led by Prussia, South Africa, and Russia. She has published articles in Foreign Policy Analysis, China-Eurasia Forum, Asian Perspective, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She is currently working on her second book, tentatively titled Identity and International Institutions: Regional Integration in Southern Africa.

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For Dr. Hancock's publications, see https://mines.academia.edu/KathleenHancock

Courses Taught

LAIS 450 Political Risk Assessment
LAIS 545 International Political Economy   
LAIS 550 Political Risk Assessment

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Dr. Kathleen Hancock begins new work in MIPER, The Ore Digger Newspaper (April 2011)

Master of International Political Economy of Resources (MIPER)

The Division of Liberal Arts & International Studies at Colorado School of Mines is the first to offer an International Political Economy (IPE) program designed specifically to give engineers and applied scientists specialized IPE knowledge that will make them better leaders and decision makers. Visit the MIPER website.



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