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international relations educator

Christopher Clayton Joyner, American international relations educator. Grantee Institute World Order, Inc., 1971-1973, Ford Foundation, 1989-1994,, Nansen Institute/Tinker Foundation, 1992-1994, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, since 1995; research fellow Antarctic Center for Research and Cooperation, University Tasmania, 1994, University Canterbury, 2001, senior research fellow Woods Hole Oceanog. Institution, 1986-1987.


Joyner, Christopher Clayton was born on May 16, 1948 in Aberdeen, Maryland, United States. Son of Houston Clay Joyner and Besse Hyde Sowers.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Florida State University, 1970. Master of Arts, Florida State University, 1972. Master of Arts, Florida State University, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1977.


Co-director Center for Peace and Environmental Studies Florida State University, 1971-1973, instructor department government, 1972-1973. Assistant professor political science Muhlenberg College, 1977-1980. Visiting professor department government and foreign affairs University Virginia, 1980-1981.

Assistant professor political science George Washington University, Washington, 1981-1985, associate professor, 1985-1990, professor department political science and Elliott School International Affairs, 1991-1994. Professor department government school foreign service Georgetown University, since 1995. Director Institute Law, Science & Global Security, 2003—2010.

Editorial advisor International Legal Materials, 1988-1990. Visiting professor government, Dartmouth College, 1989, 91, 93, 95, 97. Professional lecturer School Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University, 1991, 92.

Editorial advisory board Rowman & Littlefield Public, Prentice Hall International Relations series, Transnat. Publications; editorial advisory council University Tasmania Antarctic and Southern Oceans Law and Policy Paper Series.



As someone joins the group of people seeking to follow the way of Jesus, it means to respond to God's challenge and begin to share his relationship with God as Father.


A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


Governing board, board directors Academy Council on the United Nations Systems, 1999-2002, vice-chairman governing board, 2001. With United States Army Reserve, 1970-1976. Member American Political Science Association, American Society International Law (life, executive committee 1984-1987, 1997-2000), Antarctican Society (board directors 1984-1987), International Studies Association (president international law section 1985-1986, 1997-1998, member governing council 1985-1986, 96-97, national vice president 2004-2006), International Law Association, Law of Sea Institute, National Eagle Scout Association, United Nations Association, Golden Key Honorary Society, Raven Society Honorary, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jogging, autograph seeking, writing.


Married Nancy Douglas, December 27, 1972. Children: Kristin Elizabeth, Clayton Douglas.

Houston Clay Joyner

Besse Hyde Sowers

Nancy Douglas

Kristin Elizabeth Joyner

Clayton Douglas Joyner