Kevin Stringer, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor
Areas of Expertise: 

International Banking, Economic and Commercial Diplomacy, Business in Europe and Switzerland, International Security


Field Seminar in Switzerland

Professional Bio: 

Kevin D. Stringer, Ph.D. is visiting professor of international studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Dr. Stringer is currently responsible for the international relations and English-language MBA programs of a fully accredited Swiss university of applied sciences. He teaches as a professor in graduate international affairs programs in Switzerland, Estonia, and the Ukraine, and lectures in international banking at the Swiss Finance Institute. He was an assistant professor of international political economy at Thunderbird, Archamps campus. Prior to full-time academia, he worked in diverse senior management roles of increasing responsibility as an Executive Director at UBS. In these international banking positions, he developed regional expertise in Eastern Europe and India, and functional expertise in financial institutions, private banking, offshoring/outsourcing, banking operations, and the European Monetary Union (EMU). He has served as both a U.S. diplomat and military officer.

He has authored the books “Military Organizations for Homeland Defense and Smaller Scale Contingencies” (2006) and “Euro Payments Clearing: The Shift to an Advisory Approach for Correspondent Banking” (2003). Forthcoming is a chapter on commercial diplomacy which will appear in the book “Consular Affairs and the Transformation of Diplomacy” (Brill, 2010). He has published in “Diplomacy and Statecraft,” “Strategy & Business,” “The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Discussion Papers in Diplomacy series,” “Baltic Security and Defense Review,” “Foreign Service Journal,” “The Pacific Island Development Program Working Paper series,” and “International Financial Institutions.”

He is the book review co-editor for “The Hague Journal of Diplomacy,” a regular book reviewer for “Military Review,” and a Supervisory Board Member of AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) International, a non-governmental organization (NGO) for business and economics students passionate to discover and develop their leadership potential and to have a positive impact on society. The organization has 52,000 members across 110 countries and 1,100 universities.

Dr. Stringer received a BS in General Engineering and History from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1987, an MA in International Relations from Boston University in 1996, and a Ph.D. in History/International Relations from the University of Zurich in 2003.