Alexander Kirss

Elliott 605S
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Areas of Expertise

International Political Economy, Security Studies, Geopolitical Risk

Major- International Relations

Minor — Research Methods

Alexander Kirss is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at George Washington University, where he is concentrating in International Relations and Research Methods. His research sits at the intersection of international political economy and security studies. In particular, I investigate how businesses and markets respond economically and politically to geopolitical shocks, particularly interstate war. Previously, he earned an M.A. in International Relations at the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science at Williams College.

Professionally, Kirss is a part-time consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, working primarily for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He has previously worked at the Center for the National Interest, Cato Institute, and International Center for Defence Studies.


B.A., Williams College

M.A., University of Chicago