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Charles Ripley

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Charles Gerard Ripley III is an instructor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, where he received his doctorate in 2013. His major fields of study are international relations and comparative politics with an emphasis on U.S. foreign policy, international political economy, security studies, and Latin American politics. Before coming to Arizona, Charles taught for five years at the Jesuit University of Central America in Managua, Nicaragua. He continues to do field work throughout Central and South America. 

Ripley has published a broad range of peer-reviewed articles on global themes such the impact of privatization in Nicaragua, the role of monetary unions in South America, the new effects of Asian investment in Latin America, and Colombia's internal security. He recently finished an article, "Discourse in Foreign Policy," for Oxford University Press (2017) and is working on a book on professional career development for the social sciences.  His research has been cited in influential academic and policy literature such as The International Handbook of Energy Security (2013), the Central Bank of Bolivia (2014), and Asian Worlds in Latin America (2016).  Charles' articles have also been cited in a broad array of countries and languages, including Turkey, Greece, Russia, and the Czech Republic.  His recent article "Venezuela, Violence and the New York Times" (2017) attracted the attention of world-famous intellectual Noam Chomsky, who lauded the research for being "very valuable." 

In addition to formal study, Ripley has experience beyond academic scholarship. He has worked at the U.S. Embassy's North American Cultural Center in Nicaragua, the United Nations, the Danish Embassy, and KPMG International. Moreover, Ripley was nominated for the ASASU Centennial Professor Award (2013) and became the first recipient of the Michael Mitchell Outstanding Teacher Award (2016). A year later, he won the prestigious College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Outstanding Lecturer Award (2017). Earlier in his career, Ripley was awarded the Outstanding Case Study Award and the Outstanding Student Award from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he received his master of science (2007). Currently, he serves as a senior research fellow at the Council of Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) in Washington D.C.

Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science (International Relations and Comparative Politics), Arizona State University 2013. Dissertation: Pathways to Peace, Progress, and Public Goods: Rethinking Regional Hegemony. Committee: Drs. Roxanne Doty (Chair), Sheldon Simon, Lynn Stoner
  • M.S. International Relations, University of Massachusetts-Boston 2007
  • B.A. Political Science, Psychology; minors: Latin American Studies, International Relations, University of Massachusetts-Boston 1998
Research Interests

International relations, comparative politics, international political economy, U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, security studies, Latin American studies, the global environment 

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
LIA 194Special Topics
SGS 340Violence Conflict Human Rights
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
POS 465International Organization/Law
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
POS 361American Foreign Policy
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
POS 294Special Topics
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
POS 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
LIA 194Special Topics
SGS 340Violence Conflict Human Rights
SGS 341Humanitarian Crisis&Intl Intrv
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
POS 361American Foreign Policy
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
POS 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
SGS 341Humanitarian Crisis&Intl Intrv
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 361American Foreign Policy
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 150Comparative Government
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
POS 356European Union
POS 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
SGS 305Research Methods
POS 361American Foreign Policy
SGS 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 361American Foreign Policy
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
SGS 305Research Methods
POS 356European Union
POS 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 160Global Politics
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
SGS 305Research Methods
POS 394Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 361American Foreign Policy
POS 364Natl Security/Intell/Terrorism
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 204Prof Global Career Development
SGS 305Research Methods
POS 361American Foreign Policy
SGS 394Special Topics