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Christopher Brown

Lecturer, Senior    ,

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 Transnational Strategies, Latin America


Dr. Chris Brown is a 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 international political economy, comparative political economy, politics of development, political economy of global markets, comparative politics, and global issues. He also serves as the Department’s internship coordinator and teaches a course tied to student internships. As a founding officer of the World Affairs Council, Brown’s duties include serving as the director and catalyst of the research team developing and refining the Robinson Country Risk Index, a unique educational, research, and managerial tool. He also participates in the design, implementation, and reporting of council programs, and presents at public briefings and corporate meetings. During the summer, Brown teaches a course in GSU’s Executive MBA program entitled global markets and transnational strategy.

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.


Brown, Christopher L., S. Tamer Cavusgil, A. Wayne Lord, “Country-Risk Measurement and Analysis: A New Conceptualization and Managerial Tool”, International Business Review, 2014.