Portrait of Dr Rubrick Biegon

Dr Rubrick Biegon

Lecturer in International Relations
Chief Examiner


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 complete 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 the lead editor of the School's 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
  • Remote warfare
  • Populism and anti-populism in foreign policy
  • The international relations of the Americas
  • The politics of trade
  • US grand strategy 




Rubrick is interested in supervising PhD students in his research areas, particularly projects related to US foreign policy, US-Latin American relations, international security, remote warfare, and populism and foreign policy, among other topics.

Current PhD Students

  • Carmen Chas - 'Realism and Arms Control Treaties' (second supervisor)
  • Marwa Wasfy - 'NATO Heading South: A Re-examination of the Transatlantic Security Community after the Arab Spring' (co-supervisor) 


Among other professional bodies and associations, Rubrick is a member of the following:

  • UK Higher Education Academy
  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • European International Studies Association (EISA)
  • British International Studies Association (BISA) and affiliated working groups
  • American Politics Group (APG) of the Political Studies Association
  • British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
  • Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS)
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