Portrait of Dr Rubrick Biegon

Dr Rubrick Biegon

Lecturer in International Relations


Rubrick was appointed Lecturer in International Relations in 2018. He has convened modules on US foreign policy, international political economy, international security, terrorism and political violence, and foreign policy analysis, among other subjects. 

Prior to coming to Kent to pursue his PhD, Rubrick worked as an analyst and consultant with several organisations in Washington, DC. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and an MA in International Politics from the American University’s School of International Service. 

He currently serves as lead editor of the journal Global Society. He is the author of US Power in Latin America: Renewing Hegemony (2017). Rubrick’s main areas of research explore the political violence and political economy of US power in international relations.

Research interests

US foreign policy

  • International security
  • The international relations of the Americas
  • Remote warfare
  • The politics of trade
  • US grand strategy




Rubrick is interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of US foreign policy, US-Latin American relations, international security, remote warfare, and critical theories in IR, among other topics.


Rubrick is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA), the British International Studies Association (BISA) and affiliated working groups, the American Politics Group (APG) of the Political Studies Association, the British Association for American Studies (BAAS), and the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), among other professional bodies and associations.

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