Dr. George A. MacLean is Vice President Academic and Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick. 

George MacLean studied at King’s College/Dalhousie, McMaster, and Queen’s University. He is a specialist in International Politics, focusing on foreign policy, political economy, and security.

Prior to arriving at the University of New Brunswick in 2014, he was a Professor of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, where he held adjunct appointments in the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, served as Department Head from 2005-2011, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, from 2011-2014. He was listed by Maclean’s magazine as one of the top profs at UManitoba.

Recipient of multiple awards for teaching and research, MacLean is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books. He has published extensively in Canada and abroad, presented lectures in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Europe, and Asia. He has been contracted with the Canadian Government on matters of foreign and security policy, and has appeared before Senate and House of Commons hearings. 

His research interests include Canadian foreign policy, human security, non-proliferation initiatives, and multilateralism. 

He is the author or co-author of several books including Politics: An Introduction (2018, 3e2014, 2e, and 2010, 1e), Ideas, Interests, and Issues, (2008, 2e and 2006, 1e), Clinton’s Foreign Policy in Russia (2006), Canada and the United States: A Relationship at a Crossroads? (2005), Introduction to Politics: Power, Participation, and the Distribution of Wealth (2001), and Between Actor and Presence: The Future for the Transatlantic Relationship (2001).  His articles have appeared in Journal of Human Security, International Journal of Canadian Studies, Foreign Policy Review, Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Policy Options, Journal of Conflict Studies, Canadian Foreign Policy, and Journal of World Affairs and New Technology.

Ph.D. International Politics, Queen's University, 1996; M.A. International Relations, McMaster University, 1992; B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, Dalhousie University/University of King's College, 1990

Areas of Specialization International relations; foreign policy; international political economy; security.

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