Professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College
Prof. Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair of the Political Science Department at Middlebury College. She has served as an expert advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State and is also a regular contributor to Global Public Square, Time and CNN’s global issues blog.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair of the Political Science Department at Middlebury College. Her most recent book, One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, was published by Yale University Press in fall 2009 (paperback edition came out in January 2011).
Stanger has published opinion pieces in Foreign Policy, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and the Washington Post and has testified before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Senate Budget Committee, and the Congressional Oversight Panel. She has served as an expert advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State and was on the writing team that produced the State Department and USAID’s four-year strategic review (QDDR). She is a regular contributor to Global Public Square, Time and CNN’s global issues blog.
Stanger is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She was also a contributor to the Booz Allen Hamilton project on the World’s Most Enduring Institutions, the Woodrow Wilson School Task Force on the Changing Nature of Government Service, and the Princeton Project on National Security.
Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. She also holds an AM in Regional Studies-Soviet Union (Harvard), a diploma in Economics (London School of Economics), and a BS in Actuarial Science/Mathematics (Ball State University). She has studied foreign languages and literature at Charles University (Prague), the Sorbonne (Paris), and the Pushkin Institute (Moscow).
Professor Stanger is also the co-editor and co-translator (with Michael Kraus) of Irreconcilable Differences? Explaining Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution (foreword by Václav Havel) and the author of numerous articles and essays. Her research has been funded by the International Relations and Exchanges Board, the National Council for Soviet and East European Research, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Science Foundation, the Institute for the Study of World Politics, and the MacArthur Foundation.
She has been a research fellow at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Harvard University), Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (Prague), the Institute for the Study of the USA and Canada (Moscow), the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), and the Center for Science and International Affairs (Harvard University). She has also served as visiting professor of Government at Harvard University.
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