Miles M. Evers

Miles M. Evers

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mevers@gwu.edu
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Major- International Relations

Minor- Quantitative Methods

Miles M. Evers is a Ph.D student in political science at The George Washington University. Miles' research agenda explores the origins and mechanisms of change in international authority and the public-private relations. Drawing on archival material, his dissertation develops a social network theory for the influence of private actors on foreign policies with an emphasis on the public-private relationships of three four cases: the East India Trading Company, the Congo Free State, the United Fruit Company, and AT&T. The theoretical contributions of this project include: the conditions under which a private actor generates power and influence; the strategic manipulation of norms and information; and the formation of new rights and responsibilities for private actors.

In addition to his dissertation, Miles work utilizes insights from social psychology, social network theory, and communication studies to explore the process of change and strategic action in international relations. He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BA (Honors) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 

Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Security Communities, Global Governance, State-Society Relations, the Political Economy of Arms Production

Education

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Ph.D., Political Science (expected 2018)
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
M.A., International Relations, 2013
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-TWIN CITIES
B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Economics & Political Science, 2012