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Alexei Shevchenko, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, International Relations

Office: School of Public Policy (SPP)
Phone: (310) 506-7691
Fax: (310) 506-7494
E-mail: alexei.shevchenko@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., History, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • M.A., International Relations, Moscow Institute of International Relations
  • B.A., International Relations, Moscow Institute of International Relations

Alexei Shevchenko serves as a faculty fellow researcher and lecturer in the department of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a research fellow for the UCLA/Harvard project on "Globalization, National Self-Determination and International Terrorism," sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York (Grant B7236). He has also contributed as a lecturer at the School of International Relations, at the University of Southern California. Shevchenko has taught courses in Chinese Politics in the Era of Reform; International Relations of both China and Russia; Creating International Coalition to Combat Terrorism; Introduction to and the Methodology of Comparative Politics; Russian Politics and Foreign Policy; Nuclear Weapons: The Critical Decisions; and American Grand Strategy After the Cold War and 9/11.

His areas of specialization include Chinese and East Asian Politics; Chinese foreign policy; Russian politics and foreign policy; U.S. foreign policy; international relations in the Asia-Pacific; political economy of post-communist transitions; and international conflict and cooperation.

Shevchenko is a member of the American Political Science Association. He speaks Russian and Chinese (Mandarin).

He received his bachelor of arts and master of arts from Moscow Institute of International Relations, a master of arts from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, and his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Courses:
  • MPP 665 Asia-Pacific Seminar
Academic Interests:
  • Chinese and East Asian Politics
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
  • Political Economy of Post-communist Transitions
  • Russian Politics and Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
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