Jim Gingras

Position title: Ph.D. Student: International Relations




Jim is a Ph.D. student studying and researching international relations and alliances. Drawing on operational foreign policy experience as a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and military diplomat, Jim is particularly interested in the NATO alliance and methods that may improve U.S. and international security policy. He has experience and is a combat-tested leader around the globe. From commanding a squadron and installation in Turkey to serving with foreign allies as the assistant air attaché in London to leading combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, Jim honed his leadership abilities in the crucible of diplomacy and war. Finally, his experience as an instructor at both the French Air Force and the U.S. Air Force Academies, as well as a student at multiple academic institutions, serve him well in pursuing his political science Ph.D. in international relations.

Research Interests

Alliances; NATO; U.S. Foreign Policy; International Security; Infrastructure and Development


Hear from Jim on this episode of the 1050 Bascom Podcast!