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Patrick Tiney

In wanting to study the ‘world’ I turned to geography, and covered diverse topics such as peasant ecotypes, extra-terrestrial erosion, and boreal ecology over the first year of my Oxford degree. Finding that my core interests were in fact political and historical I switched to History and Politics, which then contained no quantitative component. Since then, an MSc in Security Studies from UCL, two years as a renewable energy consultant, and especially three-years as a graduate student at the University of Maryland, have shown me the power and pitfalls of statistics. I am currently a DPhil International Relations student at St Antony’s researching the tripartite strategic interactions of rising powers, great powers, and subordinate states, and the implications this has for war and peace.

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