Allison Stanger

Professor, Academic

1960 –


Who is Allison Stanger?

Allison Katherine Stanger is a political scientist and the Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College and the founding director of Middlebury's Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Stanger has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2004, and since October 2009 she has also been working as a part-time consultant to the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff.

Stanger graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in Actuarial Science/Mathematics from Ball State University. In 1983, she obtained a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics. In 1986 she won the Merle Fainsod Prize for academic promise. In 1988 she earned an A.M. in Soviet Union Regional Studies from Harvard University where she completed her PhD in Political Science 1991.

In 1990–91, Stanger was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Between 1995 and 1996, she was a Visiting Scholar at Prague's Charles University.

In her book One Nation Under Contract, Stanger argues that poor oversight of U.S. government contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq has squandered American resources, exacerbating domestic unemployment and deficit problems.

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Sep 1, 1960
  • Harvard University

on July 23, 2013


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