Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Michael Cain is currently the director of the Center for the Study of Democracy and professor of Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Dr. Cain has worked for over ten years with USAID energy experts on the nexus of development policy alternatives on the mitigation of poverty, improved governance and energy outcomes. He has served as a senior technical adviser on energy development projects for the US government, working in Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Tajikistan and Ukraine. His most recent work, Linking the Caspian to Europe: Repercussions of the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline, was published by the Rethink Institute in Washington DC where he also serves as a visiting fellow.