Hiram College
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James Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the James A. Garfield Center for Public Leadership

James Thompson received his B.A. in Politics from St. Mary’s College of California in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2008.

While conducting his graduate studies, he became aware of the long-term trends which are pushing global politics towards the ultimate creation of a global state. As such, he has devoted much of his academic effort to analyzing these trends — via regional integration projects, in particular — and to spreading an awareness of these trends. Thus in addition to his work at Hiram College, he is also the co-coordinator of the World Government Research Network, which includes some of the leading figures in the study of International Relations.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A. in Politics, St. Mary’s College

Research Interests

Primary area of research is International relations, with a focus on regional integration projects.

Other areas of interest include political theory, public leadership, the relationship between politics and architecture.

Selected Publications

Fun Facts

  • Professor Thompson’s primary academic interest pertains to the long-term trends which appear to be pushing global politics towards the creation of a world-encompassing state. He has therefore devoted much of his academic effort to analyzing regional integration projects, with a particular focus on North America and Europe. In addition to his work at Hiram College, he is the co-coordinator of the World Government Research Network.