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Allison Stanger

Privatization of Power, Contractors, Transparency, American Foreign Policy

Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics

 work(802) 443-5023

Topics she can discuss include:
  • Transparency
  • U.S. government use of private contractors
  • American foreign policy
  • Globalization and the changing nature of power
  • Technology and politics
Video Clip:

Video: Privatization of Power (1:07)

Allison Stanger on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Video


About Allison Stanger

Allison Stanger is an American foreign policy expert and a professor in the Middlebury College political science department. She can speak to decreased accountability and government outsourcing, government contracting, globalization and the changing nature of power, the transparency imperative for 21st century governance, and the evolving relationship between the public and private sectors in American national security.

Stanger is the author of “One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy" (Yale, 2009) and co-editor and co-translator, with Michael Kraus, of “Irreconcilable Differences? Explaining Czechoslovakia’s Dissolution” (2000; foreword by Václav Havel). Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and, with Felix Rohatyn, The Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune. She received her doctorate in political science from Harvard University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stanger has testified on these topics before The Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Senate Budget Committee (advance video to 66:56), and the Congressional Oversight Panel's Hearing on Treasury's Use of Private Contractors from 9/22/10.