Alexander Kirss


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. He is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Residence at the Elliott School's Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS). Alex's research sits at the intersection of international political economy and security studies. Specifically, he investigates how businesses are affected by, respond to, and shape large scale international shocks such as interstate war, geopolitical competition, and pandemics.

International Political Economy, Security Studies, Geopolitical Risk

B.A., Williams College

M.A., University of Chicago