Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Science Building
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 Canada
B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Dalhousie, in progress)
Sean Clark is a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University and a Doctoral Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies. Sean grew up in Saskatchewan, but moved away to work and travel prior to graduate school. During this break, Sean spent a year as a policy analyst for the Government of Nunavut in Iqaluit, followed by three months as a volunteer in the Costa Rican national parks systems, and then a year as a sport and play coordinator in a Ugandan refugee settlement. An avid traveler, Sean has visited almost 60 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and East Asia.
Sean’s research interests include the matters of international security and political economy, particularly as they relate to the rise and fall of great powers throughout history. In terms of current scholarly effort, in addition to completing his dissertation and teaching at Memorial, Sean is completing an edited volume with Sabrina Hoque, of Dalhousie University, with contributions by Joseph Nye, William Wolhforth, and Christopher Layne. This project, entitled "What Lies Ahead?: Debating the Prospects for a ‘Post-American World,’" looks at what Fareed Zakaria calls the ‘rise of the rest,’ and details how this development will play out in the international system.
Select Papers and Publications
“Deadly Decay: Examining the Relationship Between Relative Great Power Decline & Cataclysmic War,” International Journal, (Spring, 2010).
“The New Geopolitics,” in Sabrina Hoque (ed), Geopolitics vs. Global Governance: Reinterpreting International Security, (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2010).
“Revealing Clio’s Secrets: The Case for Macromeasurement,” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, (Volume 4, Issue 8: 2009), p.101-114.
“Future Imperfect? The Prospects for Convergence, Divergence, and Empire’s Return.” Published in David S. McDonough (ed), US Nuclear Strategy and The Implications for Global Security, (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2009).
“The Morning After: Canada and the Post-Afghanistan World,” Canadian Naval Review, Volume 4, Number 3 (Fall 2008).
“Maritime Strategy for the 21st Century,” Frontline, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2008.
“Afghanistan and the Paradox of Moral Imperialism.” Published in Anita Singh and David S. McDonough (eds), From Defence to Development:
Resolving Threats to Global Security, (Halifax: Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2007).
“Determining Trajectory: Defining the Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Debate.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies. Fall 2003 (Vol. 6, Issue 2).