Department of Political Science
2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall 440
Washington, DC 20052

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Kenneth Vincent

Kenneth Vincent

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Major — International Relations

Minor — Research Methodology

Current Research

Energy geopolitics, international relations theory, security studies, climate change politics


Master of International Affairs Texas A&M University

B.A., University of Virginia


I am a first year PhD student in international relations. I also work full time as an economist at the Department of Energy. My core research interest is the intersection of energy issues and international politics. Previously I was employed at Texas A&M University; first as a Research Associate at the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and then as Assistant Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

"Understanding Local Policy Making: Policy Elites' Perceptions of Local Agenda Setting and Alternative Policy Selection." Policy Studies, forthcoming 2010 (with Xinsheng Liu, Eric Lindquist, and Arnold Vedlitz). "Undoing Oil's Curse?: An Examination of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project," in Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (Eds.) United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations, Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (2008)pp. 423-442. "African Populism: Observations from Rawlings' Ghana and Sankara's Burkina Faso - Journeys through Authoritarian Neo-Liberalism and Democratization," in Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, and John K. Marah (Eds.) The Africana Human Condition and Global Dimensions, Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University, (2002) pp. 27-59.