Brendan Connell

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Expertise: Political Economy, Trade Issues, Civil Conflict

BrendanConnellBackground: Brendan Connell is a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service (SIS) studying Global Governance, Politics, and Security.  He graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University.  His research revolves around issues in international political economy and trade, specifically studying instances of how the movement of commodities and capital across borders can create sources of intra- and interstate conflict.  He is currently working on a research paper that analyzes what effects oil dependency may have on the cohesion of governments and political stability within states.

Brendan manages and contributes to the blog of the Global Politics Student Association (GPSA) at American University.  He also holds membership in the American Political Science Association and the Foreign Policy Association.  He is developing a proficiency German and hopes this summer to attend the Graduate Institute’s International Trade and Development program in Geneva.

Brendan is originally from Saint James, NY and currently resides in Washington, DC.


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Recent Posts

US-Japan Trade Talks Come Up Empty

Posted on: April 24th, 2014

Does the US-Japan Impasse Spell Doom for TPP?

Posted on: April 10th, 2014

US Trade in One Map

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

Is US Trade Keeping You Safe at Night?

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

The Secret Trade Contest in North America

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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