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Gregory Hall


In fall 2016, Dr. Hall joined the Patterson School. He previously served as Head of the Department of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Morehouse College. Dr. Hall has held appointments at institutions both in the United States and abroad, the latter including Hong Kong and Turkey. Dr. Hall helped direct the initiative to establish a peace studies program at Morehouse, as well as the initiative to create the college’s Asian and Middle East Studies Program. Professor Hall is an active member of the community, with appointments to the United Nations Association (President of UNA-USA Bluegrass Chapter), the State Governing Board of Common Cause Georgia, Daisy Alliance (where he serves as Executive Director), and the Georgia Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He serves  as a consultant at Union of Concerned Scientists focusing mainly on Congress and the public and the nuclear threat and policy. He has made numerous public appearances in various media outlets, schools, churches, and community organizations.      

Dr. Hall’s primary areas of teaching and research include international relations, international security, foreign policy, Global South affairs, international political economy, Eurasian affairs, and, research methodology. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations from Howard University. Professor Hall also holds a Master’s in Political Science (Howard University), as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and German (Northwestern University). Dr. Hall was a 1997 Fulbright Fellow in Kazan, Russia, and a former NEH (National Endowment of the Humanities) Summer Fellow. In addition, he was inducted into Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies Honor Society) and Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society).

Professor Hall is author of several articles, and is co-editor of (and contributor to) the book, Eternal Colonialism (University Press of America, Inc., 2010). His most recent book is titled Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy: China, Russia, and the United States’ Pursuit of Relevancy and Power (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2013). Professor Hall is currently working on a book project on the broad subject of the BRICS countries in global and regional affairs.    

Research Interests:
International Relations
International Security
International Political Economy
Global South Studies
Foreign Policies of Major and Emerging Powers
Global South Affairs