Haley Rice

PhD Candidate, International Relations

Thesis title: Legal Contest in Global Commons

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Haley is a PhD student in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, writing on lawfare in global commons. Over the course of a career in the U.S. government and consulting for the World Bank and various international NGOs, she has spent years working at the nexus of resource governance and security/conflict. Her current research focuses on how various actors use (or misuse) international law in pursuit of military and resource dominance in areas beyond national jurisdiction, with a particular interest in outer space.

Haley holds Master’s degrees from SOAS and the University of Cambridge. A former Peace Corps Volunteer and U.S. diplomat with 5+ years’ experience living and working in the Sahel and sub-Saharan Africa, she also maintains an academic and professional interest in security and development issues in the region.