Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


Meet Our Newest Professor: Olivier Henripin

Meet Our Newest Professor: Olivier Henripin

Olivier Henripin is the Helen Houlahan Rigali Endowed Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. He specializes in international relations, with a special focus on China’s foreign relations and international security issues. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Professor Henripin joined Loyola’s Department of Political Science in fall 2015 after completing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. He is teaching courses this semester on Chinese foreign relations and the globalization of international relations.

Professor Henripin’s current book project, entitled Manufacturing Homelands, examines the strategic social construction of indivisibility in territorial disputes and the conditions under which indivisibility fosters dispute intractability or facilitates peaceful dispute resolution.  His broader research interests include game-theoretic methods and the strategic linkages between domestic politics and international bargaining and conflict.  Prior to joining Loyola, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University (2013–15) and a visiting scholar in the Department of Diplomacy and Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan (2010–1).