Brandon Prins

Professor of Political Science, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Global Security Program Fellow

Phone: 865-974-7047
E-mail: bprins@utk.edu

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Brandon Prins is a professor of political science. He teaches international politics, foreign policy, and political methodology and directs graduate studies for the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on the relationship between domestic politics, international relations, and militarized conflict. As a Global Security Fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Prins also assists in programming and research to further the public's knowledge of government and highlight the critical importance of public service. In 2013 he received a major grant from the Department of Defense to study maritime piracy. He has also collaborated with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on nuclear weapons proliferation and global security concerns.

Topics of expertise: International relations, foreign policy, military conflict, and global security