Kenneth Vincent

Kenneth Vincent



Major — International Relations

Minor — Research Methodology

I am a first year PhD student in international relations. I also work full time as an economist at the Department of Energy. My core research interest is the intersection of energy issues and international politics. Previously I was employed at Texas A&M University; first as a Research Associate at the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy and then as Assistant Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

Current Research

Energy geopolitics, international relations theory, security studies, climate change politics


  • Master of International Affairs Texas A&M University
  • B.A., University of Virginia



"Understanding Local Policy Making: Policy Elites' Perceptions of Local Agenda Setting and Alternative Policy Selection." Policy Studies, forthcoming 2010 (with Xinsheng Liu, Eric Lindquist, and Arnold Vedlitz). "Undoing Oil's Curse?: An Examination of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project," in Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (Eds.) United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations, Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (2008)pp. 423-442. "African Populism: Observations from Rawlings' Ghana and Sankara's Burkina Faso - Journeys through Authoritarian Neo-Liberalism and Democratization," in Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, and John K. Marah (Eds.) The Africana Human Condition and Global Dimensions, Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University, (2002) pp. 27-59.