Dr. Stacy Closson

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    BA      University of Virginia
    MA      University of London
    PhD   London School of Economics and Political Science

Courses (click for syllabus):

    DIP 600 Russian Foreign and Security Policy

    DIP 735 Energy and National Security

    DIP 600 Weak States and International Security


   Phone: 859-257-6928
   Email: stacy.closson@uky.edu

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Brief Biography:

Stacy Closson came to the Patterson School directly from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC.  Dr. Closson was also a Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Center for Security Studies in Zurich and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. From 1996-1998, Dr. Closson was a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Defense attached at intervals to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-5), the Senate Appropriations Committee, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, and the Defense Attache Office in Ukraine.  She then served for four years as the Ukraine and Caucasus Desk Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Her research interests inclue geopolitics, energy security, unrecognized states, civil-military relations, Russia, Caucasus, and Central Asia. 

See Vita:  .pdf format

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