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Felicia Grey

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politial Science

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Felicia A. Grey is a Fulbright scholar who completed her doctoral studies in the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS) at Old Dominion University (ODU). She specializes in International Political Economy and Development and American Foreign Policy. Dr. Grey has a Master’s in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. She also holds a Bachelor’s in International Relations / Spanish / Psychology, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Training. Her dissertation uses formal models, case studies and the information theory approach to examine why aggrieved member countries sometimes do not take advantage of the recourse that they have in the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). Her study shows that exorbitant dispute settlement costs can preclude legitimate participation in this institution. This occurs across all types of dyads, and not just when developing and advanced nations litigate.

Dr. Grey’s academic training has been enhanced by professional development activities such as the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Institute, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Quantitative Methods Summer Program, and Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). She has presented her work at numerous local, regional and national conferences. Her research areas include:

  • The strategic use of the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body.
  • The rise of China and the consequences for the world generally and the United States specifically.
  • China's deepening relationship with the developing world (the Caribbean and Africa), incidences of unfair trading practices and the paucity of formal litigation.
  • The complex interdependent relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia in spite of their inherent differences.
  • Energy (in) security and the quest for sustainable renewal energy sources.
  • The United Arab Emirates' Masdar City as a possible prototype for eco-cities.


Course List: 

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IPEC 0700 - Intl.Pol.&Economics SR. Thesis      

Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2021

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PSCI 0109 - International Politics      

International Politics
What causes conflict or cooperation among states? What can states and other international entities do to preserve global peace? These are among the issues addressed by the study of international politics. This course examines the forces that shape relations among states, and between states and international regimes. Key concepts include: the international system, power and the balance of power, international institutions, foreign policy, diplomacy, deterrence, war, and global economic issues. Both the fall and spring sections of this course emphasize rigorous analysis and set theoretical concepts against historical and contemporary case studies. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ CMP SOC

Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

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PSCI 0233 - Global Change and Continuity      

Globalization: Change and Continuity
In this course we will examine globalization and the extent to which it is causing change, yet perpetuating some patterns in the international system. We will delve into the different views of globalization, distinguishing it from liberalization, Westernization and Americanization. We will explore cultural identities and distinctiveness, national sovereignty, transnational institutions, and power. We will also discuss widening global inequality and impoverishment, as well as how different genders are affected. We will approach these topics from individual, local and global perspectives. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ CMP HIS SOC

Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2020

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PSCI 0304 - Internatl Political Economy      

International Political Economy
This course examines the politics of global economic relations, focusing principally on the advanced industrial states. How do governments and firms deal with the forces of globalization and interdependence? And what are the causes and consequences of their actions for the international system in turn? The course exposes students to both classic and contemporary thinking on free trade and protectionism, exchange rates and monetary systems, foreign direct investment and capital movements, regional integration, and the role of international institutions like the WTO. Readings will be drawn mainly from political science, as well as law and economics. 3 hrs. lect./disc./(International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ SOC

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

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PSCI 0311 - American Foreign Policy      

American Foreign Policy
Does America exercise its power in the world in a distinctive way? If yes, has it always done so? In this course we will examine the evolution of American foreign policy from the time of the founding to the present. As we make our way from the height of the Cold War to the 21st century, we will assess how leaders, institutions, domestic politics, and the actions and inactions of other countries have shaped American international behavior. Topics considered include terrorism, nuclear proliferation, globalization, democracy promotion, whether the rich US has an obligation to help the less fortunate, how much power the Pentagon should have, what role the private sector can and should play in advancing American interests, and the Bush revolution in foreign policy. A central aim of the course is to map competing perspectives so that the student can draw his or her own political conclusions. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ AMR NOR SOC

Spring 2020

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PSCI 0432 - World Trading System      

The World Trading System
In this course we will examine the multilateral attempts to have more open, equitable, and predictable trade across borders.  We will focus on principles of non-discrimination through most-favored-nation (MFN) and national treatment, and trade remedies such as antidumping, countervailing duties, and safeguards.  Students will be exposed to debates about free and fair trade, preferential trading agreements, recourse to dispute settlement, and the varied challenges that economies at various stages of development face as they trade with each other.  Readings will be drawn mainly from political science, economics, and international trade law. (PSCI 0109 or PSCI 0304 or PSCI 0340) 3 hrs. sem. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/ SOC

Spring 2018

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