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Expertise: Conflict Transcendence; Regional Conflict Resolution/Prevention; International Relations Theory (general); Soft Power; Collective Security and Security Communities; Global Governance; Peace; China; Sino-Indian relations; Constructivism; Private Military Firms.
Background: Shaun Randol is the World Policy Institute’s first Associate Fellow, a position created in 2008 to bring promising young internationalist writers and thinkers into WPI’s network of public intellectuals, journalists and scholars.
Shaun is the Founder and Editor of The Mantle, a forum for progressive critique, located on the web at www.mantlethought.org. The Mantle encourages and promotes the voices of promising, young, progressive intellectuals worldwide. The Mantle critiques popular and influential international books, literature, film, documentaries, and elements of society and culture, as well as hosting blogs and virtual roundtable discussions on timely social and political questions.
Shaun has contributed to the World Policy Journal blog, Foreign Policy in Focus, International Affairs Forum, among other outlets, and has published a several journal articles. Shaun is also an analyst at the Global Association of Risk Professionals. On occasion, he also publishes poetry.
Shaun is interested in the following topics and welcomes opportunities to research, write and publish material about: Conflict Transcendence; Regional Conflict Resolution/Prevention; International Relations Theory (general); Soft Power; Collective Security and Security Communities; Global Governance; Peace; Constructivism; Private Military Firms.
BA – Political Science, McKendree University
MA – International Affairs, The New School
“Happiness is a Warm Glock: Paul Barrett on American's Gun,” LA Review of Books, January 21,2013.
"Masked Faces, Censored Hope: An Interview with Artist Shurooq Amin," January 4, 2013.
“Jail, Censors Leave Imprint on Exiled Myanmar Artist,”Bloomberg Businessweek, September 18, 2012.
Prisoner in My Own Country for Open Letters Review, July 2011.
Moderated The Mantle's salon on "The Future of Painting," featuring digital media artist Erik Sanner, on September 12, 2012 in New York City.
Interviews Left Forum Coordinator, Seth Adler, on The Politics of Solidarity Forum, March 15, 2011.