Colin Hannigan

Colin Hannigan is a PhD candidate in International Relations and Comparative Politics with a focus on civil conflict. His primary research interests involve third party intervention in civil conflict and post-conflict power-sharing/political inclusion (particularly when rebel groups become parties). Colin received an MA en route in Political Science from the University of New Mexico in the Spring of 2014. He also holds a BA from CSB/SJU, where he majored in both Political Science and Hispanic Studies and minored in Latino/Latin American Studies.


Fall 2017 Courses

FYS - First Year Seminar

POLS 121 - Introduction to International Relations

POLS 358 - Conflict & Human Rights

MWF 10:20am-11:15 am - Dr. Colin Hannigan

Over the past ten years, the United States and the United Nations has led major nation-building efforts while contributing stabilization and development in fragile and conflict-affected regions around the world. Common to these are attempts to begin long-term growth in areas that still suffer from the threat of violence. The course will examine these topics with questions such as: What are the causes of genocide and ethnic conflict? What interventions are most successful at enhancing human wellbeing, promoting human rights, and creating economic opportunities in these environments? How can we improve governance, enhance stability, and support economic development in conflict zones?

This course addresses inequality and human rights in an age of globalization. Topics may include welfare and society policy, regionalism and multilateralism, environmental protection, terrorism, human trafficking, modern slavery, world poverty, corporate military firms, governance of global financial institutions, and transnational social movements.

Spring 2018 Courses

FYS - First Year Seminar

POLS 121 - Introduction to International Relations

POLS 347 Latin American Politics

Comparative analysis of Latin American politics focusing on the themes of the military in politics, economic dependency, reform and revolution, and agrarian reform. Case studies include Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba.