Department of Social Sciences & Criminal Justice, HRC 104, Benedict College, Columbia, SC 29204
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Adrien Ratsimbaharison


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Dates: 1992-1999

Ph.D., International Studies.

Concentrations: International Relations, Comparative Politics, and International Organizations.

University of Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Dates: 1986-1989

M.A., History.


Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Dates: 2010 to Present

Professor of Political Science, and

Area Coordinator for Political Science

Allen University, Columbia, SC
Dates: 1999-2010

Associate Professor of Political Science and History, Chair and Coordinator of the Social Science Department.

Colorado Technical University Online, Colorado Springs, CO
Dates: 2010 to 2011

Online Adjunct Assistant Professor of History.

Groups and Associations

American Political Science Association (APSA)
Dates: 1999 to Present
International Studies Association (ISA)
Dates: 1999 to Present
African Studies Association (ASA)
Dates: 1999 to Present
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)
Dates: 2012 to present

Honors and Awards

Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society)
Dates: 2012
Sigma Iota Rho (The National Honor Society in International Studies)
Dates: 1996
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 8th Edition
Dates: 2003-2004
Fulbright Scholarship
Dates: 1992-1998
Strom Thurmond Fellowship Award in International Relations
Dates: 1997


The Political Crisis of March 2009 in Madagascar: A Case Study of Conflict and Conflict Mediation
Dates: 2017

Rowman & Littlefield

Greed and Civil War in Post-Cold War Africa: Revisiting The Greed Theory of Civil War
Dates: 2011

African Security, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 269-282.

Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012)
Dates: December 2015

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Vol. 9(12), pp. 404-415.

Women’s Health in Post-Cold-War Africa: The Dramatic Effects of Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Armed Conflicts
Dates: 2007

Asian Women, Winter, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 7-20.

Political Parties in Madagascar: Neopatrimonial Tools or Democratic Instruments
Dates: 2005

Party Politics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 495-512 (with Richard R. Marcus).

The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa
Dates: 2003

 University Press of America:  Lanham, Maryland.




Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Management
Dates: August 2011

Certificate of Course Completion, awarded by the United States Institute of Peace

Certificate in Conflict Analysis
Dates: May 2008

Certificate of Course Completion, awarded by United States Institute of Peace

Certificate in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
Dates: July 15-16, 2011

Successful completion of a summer workshop on Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, through Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC.  This training included:

  • Overview of Student Learning Outcomes, and
  • ABC’s of Data Analysis.
Certificate in Online Teaching
Dates: December 2010

Successful completion of training in online teaching, through MaxKnowledge.  This training included:

  • EL 101 Designing and Developing Online Courses
  • EL 102 Online Teaching Techniques
  • EL 104 Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment