Mershon Dinner Seminar Series
“The Evolution of the Global Climate Regime”
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
*Please note that this is a Mershon faculty affiliates event. Registration is by invitation only.
Alexander Thompson is Associate Professor of Political Science at The Ohio State University and co-director of the Globalization Speaker Series at the Mershon Center. He has research and teaching interests in international relations, with particular emphasis on international organizations, international political economy, and international environmental politics.
Thompson is author of Channels of Power: The UN Security Council and U.S. Statecraft in Iraq (Cornell University Press, 2009), which won the Chadwick Alger Prize from the International Studies Association and the J. David Singer Book Award from ISA-Midwest.
Much of Thompson's research addresses issues of institutional variation and design at the international level, with specific projects on the evolution of the climate change regime, the legalization of international trade, the success of UN weapons inspections, and the politics of treaty ratification and renegotiation. He also writes and speaks on the question of unilateralism versus multilateralism in U.S. foreign policy.
Thompson has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Associate Professor of Political Science
The Ohio State University