Jeff Colgan

Brown University

Jeff D. Colgan is the Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Watson Institute for Public and International Affairs at Brown University. His research focuses on international order, especially as related to energy and the environment.

His latest book, Partial Hegemony: Oil Politics and International Order, was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. He has published work in International Organization, Foreign Affairs, World Politics, International Security, and elsewhere. He also occasionally blogs at the Monkey Cage and Foreign Affairs. On Twitter, he is @JeffDColgan.

Colgan previously taught at the School of International Service of American University 2010-2014, and was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC in 2012-13. He completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University, and was a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley, where he earned a Master’s in Public Policy. Colgan has worked with the World Bank, McKinsey & Company, and The Brattle Group.

Colgan’s videos are used in the following Choices Program curriculum units:
Climate Change and Questions of Justice
The U.S. Role in a Changing World

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