CIRI is very pleased to welcome new Co-Director, K. Chad Clay, who has worked on CIRI in varying roles since 2006.
Chad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and his areas of specialization include international
relations, comparative politics, and methodology. His research focuses
on the impact of international factors on human rights practices,
political violence, and economic development. In particular, Chad has a
strong research interest in the spatial diffusion of these political
outcomes, as well as the institutions, organizations, and processes that
facilitate such diffusion. This research has been accepted for
publication in the Journal of Politics and International Studies Quarterly,
and he has received several grants and awards, most recently receiving
Binghamton University’s Graduate Student Award for Excellence in
Click Here to Visit Chad Clay’s Webpage.