Spencer L Willardson
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I am an assistant professor in the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to accepting this position, I worked for one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
I earned my PhD from the University of Iowa in May 2013. My major subjects are international relations and comparative politics with a minor field in political methodology. My substantive research focuses on the foreign policy decision-making in states, the connection between states and other actors in the international system, the sale of arms between states, and intelligence studies. Prior to earning my PhD, I served for 9 years as an enlisted soldier in the US Army. I was a counterintelligence agent and Russian linguist.
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Dr. Spencer L Willardson
53 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Block 8, Office 8.133
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000