Michael Cain

Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland



Mike Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and co-directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.


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.



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