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Prof. Alexander Thompson, Ph.D.

Alexander Thompson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University and a Faculty Associate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research is on the politics of international organizations and international law. His current projects focus on the evolution of the global climate change regime, the politics of international investment agreements, and the power and performance of international organizations.

Thompson is the author of "Channels of Power: The UN Security Council and U.S. Statecraft in Iraq" (Cornell University Press, 2009) and numerous articles that have appeared in "International Organization", "International Studies Quarterly", "Journal of Conflict Resolution", and "European Journal of International Relations".

Alexander Thompson is a Visiting Fellow at CAS from May to July 2019 and is part of the CAS Research Group "Power Shifts and Institutional Change in International Institutions" of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Zangl. He will also participate in the workshop "International Institutions in an Age of Global Power Shifts: Negotiating Change" on 27 and 28 June 2019.