Jean Kachiga, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5670
Office: Hartwell Hall 207 D


Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate at the Wolfgang Goethe Univerity of Frankfurt, Germany

Areas of Specialty

International Relations

The Global South

Courses Taught

  • Global South
  • Global Issues
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Geography
  • African Politics

Research Interests

My research focuses on the dynamics of change in international politics

I explore how, through specific driving forces, the dynamics of history recurrently produce new paradigms and herald new epochs. I examine state actors’ responses to the exigencies of incoming new epochal paradigms and their differential rates of success, which produce the equally recurrent epochal shift in the hierarchy of world powers.  

Seminar Series

  • Particular Features of China’s Investments in Africa. Cornell University Symposium, April, 21-23,  2023
  • Industrialization as a Model of Development Revisited, Cornell University, October 2020
  • The History of China’s Involvement in Africa: A Reflection of China’s Own Development, Cornell University, September 2017