Vice President for Research and Analysis

Christopher L. BrownChristopher L. Brown, Ph.D.
vice president for research and analysis
World Affairs Council of Atlanta

Dr. Chris Brown is a lecturer in GSU’s Department of Political Science and vice president for research and analysis at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. At the council, his duties include serving as the leader and catalyst of the research team developing and refining the Robinson Country Intelligence Index, a unique educational tool. He also participates in the design, implementation, and reporting of council programs, and presents at public briefings and corporate meetings. In the Political Science Department, Brown teaches international political economy, comparative political economy, politics of developing nations, comparative politics, and international relations.

From 1994 until 2009, Brown was research director at the Southern Center for International Studies. In this position he served as conference research director for 20 PBS television specials featuring former U.S. Secretaries of State, former U.S. Secretaries of Defense, and other world leaders. He also authored or co-authored 12 books in the World in Transition series, which is used in college and secondary classrooms across the country, as well as by the United States Air Force. He directed the World Affairs Councils of America/World in Transition Flagship program, a national initiative to bring international affairs to U.S. classrooms.

Brown has held research positions in Mexico City, Mexico, and Vienna, Austria. In addition to Georgia State, he has taught at Sewanee: University of the South, Clark Atlanta University, and the University of Georgia.


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia
  • M.A., University of Georgia
  • B.A., Sewanee: University of the South