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Kevin Greene

PHD Student

Kevin Greene entered the Ph.D. program in the department of political science at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2014.  He graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Political Science and BS in Economics.

Kevin has served as a supplemental instructor for Political Science Research Methods, a teaching assistant for Introduction to International Politics, as well as a research assistant on UNC Charlotte’s grant from the Department of Defense.  The grant aimed to collect detailed information about how rebel groups use natural resources and other means to fund their operations.  In April 2014 Kevin presented his research (co-authored with Dr. Justin Conrad) on competition between terrorist organizations at the United States Military Academy West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.  During the summer of 2014 he worked for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START Center) as a Summer Fellow on Illicit Networks.

At Michigan State University, Kevin’s research interests are in International Relations and research methods.  He is interested in studying political violince, intrastate conflict, and international security.  More specifically, he is interested in why non-state actors use violence, how non-state actors fund their operations, and the nexus between intrastate and interstate conflict.