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Christopher Brown

Sr. Lecturer    ,

Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., University of Georgia
B.A., Sewanee: University of the South


International and Comparative Political Economy, Development, Country Risk, Global Markets and Strategies


Dr. Chris Brown is a senior lecturer in GSU’s Political Science Department and vice president for research and analysis at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. In the Political Science Department, Brown teaches political economy of global markets, international political economy, comparative political economy, politics of development, comparative politics, and global issues. He also serves as the Department’s internship coordinator. As a founding officer of the World Affairs Council, Brown’s duties include serving as the creator/director of the research team developing and refining the Robinson Country Intelligence Index (RCII), a unique educational and research tool. In conjunction with the extensive and diverse pedagogy tied to the RCII, it has been incorporated into 10 classes at Georgia State at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is used by roughly 2,500 students across disciplines annually. Brown has also taught classes in GSU’s Executive MBA program and leads a study abroad course in Ireland.

From 1994 until 2009, Brown was research director at the Southern Center for International Studies. In this position he served as conference research director for 20 PBS television specials featuring former U.S. Secretaries of State, former U.S. Secretaries of Defense, and other world leaders. He also authored or co-authored 12 books in the World in Transition series, which is used in college and secondary classrooms across the country, as well as by the United States Air Force. He directed the World Affairs Councils of America/World in Transition Flagship program, a national initiative to bring international affairs to U.S. classrooms.

Brown has held research positions in Mexico City, Mexico, and Vienna, Austria. In addition to Georgia State, he has taught at Sewanee: University of the South, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of Georgia.