THOMAS L. ILGEN



Title and Business

Address:                                  Jones Foundation Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College

                                                Associate Director, European Union Center of California

                                                Faculty Associate, Center Politics for Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University


1050 North Mills Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

Tel:  (909) 607-3774   

FAX:  (909) 621-8481

email: tilgen


Date of Birth:             13 February 1946, Ripon, Wisconsin


Education:                  Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.  B.A. (Government) 1964-1968


University of California, Santa Barbara, California.  M.A. (Political Science) 1972-1974


University of California, Santa Barbara, California. Ph.D. (Political Science) 1974-1976


Awards and Grants:   Glen Gray Memorial Scholarship, Oberlin College, 1964-1968


National Defense Education Act, Title IV Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973-1974


John Parker Compton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, 1976-1977


National Science Foundation Grant #PRA-7914351, "Public Policy, Carcinogens and the Chemical Industry," 1979-1981


                        Volkswagen Foundation Grant No. 11/35-714, 1979-1981


  Research Contract, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, "European Technology Trade and Transfer to the Middle East," 1982-1983


  Anonymous Gift to Brandeis University to fund project titled, "Expertise and Public   Accountability," 1982-1984


           Mazer Grant for Faculty Research, Brandeis University,  1984-1985.


           Hewlett Faculty Grant (Zimbabwe, 1996), Pitzer College


           Hewlett Faculty Grant (Turkey, 1998), Pitzer College


Teaching and Research Experience:


Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974-1975


Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975-1976


Research Fellow, Center of International Studies, Princeton University, 1976-1977


Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1977-1979


Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Brandeis University, 1979-1985


Research Associate, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 1979-1985


Consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1982-1983

The Jones Foundation Professor of Political Studies, Pitzer College 1985--


Faculty Associate, Center for Economics and Politics, Claremont Graduate School, 1987-


Visiting Professor, School of International Relations, University of Southern California, Fall 1987


Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, Fall 1988


Scholar-in-Residence, Pitzer College, Fall 2002





Hard Power, Soft Power and the Future of Transatlantic Relations (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, Forthcoming, April 2006


Reconfigured Sovereignty: Multi-Layered Governance in the Global Age (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2003).


 "Political and Economic Theories of International Organizations,"  with Patricia Dillon and Thomas Willett,  in Roland Vaubel and Thomas Willett, The Political Economy of International Organizations, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991)


Trading Technology: Europe and Japan in the Middle East (New York: Praeger Publishing, 1987) with T.J. Pempel.


"Promoting Technology Trade: Strategies for Suppliers and Recipients," in Wolfram F. Hanrieder, ed., Technology and Security, (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987).


Controlling Chemicals: Regulatory Politics in Europe and the United States (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985) with Ronald Brickman and Sheila Jasanoff.


Autonomy and Interdependence: United States-West European Monetary and Trade Relations, 1958-1984 (Totowa, N.J.: Roman and Allanheld Publishers, 1985).


"Between Ottawa and the Provinces, Europe and the United States: Regulating Toxic Substances in Canada," Canadian Public Policy (Fall 1985).


"Between Europe and America: Regulating Toxic Substances in Canada," in Fred Thompson, ed., Regulatory Regimes in  Conflict: Problems of Regulation in a Continental Perspective, (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1984), pp. 1-30.


"Better Living Through Chemistry: The Chemical Industry in the World Economy," International Organization, vol. 37, no. 4 (Autumn 1983), pp. 647-680.

Technology Transfer and Trade to the Middle East: The Policies of Western Europe, Report to the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1983.


Chemical Regulation and Cancer: A Cross-National Study of Policy and Politics, Report to the National Science  Foundation (Virginia: National Technical Information Service, 1983) with Ronald Brickman and Sheila Jasanoff.


Unpublished Book Manuscripts and Papers:


Ontario: Tiger of the Inland Empire,” July 2001


“Sovereignty Reconfigured: Local and Regional Challenges to the Nation-State in the Global Age,” April 2001. Paper delivered at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2002.


Uneasy Partners: States and Markets in the Global Economy (2000, Unpublished Book Manuscript)


"Democracy, Technology and the Public Interest," Paper prepared for delivery 23 January 1986 as the Inaugural Lecture of the Jones Foundation Chair in Political Studies, Pitzer College, Claremont, California.


"Chemical Regulation and Expertise: The United States and Europe," Paper prepared for delivery at the 1984 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, March 27-31, Atlanta, Georgia.


"In Defense of Tinkering in the Global Economy," 1982.


"Change and the Atlantic Economic Order, 1958-1973," Paper prepared for delivery at the 1977 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Washington, D.C.


American Foreign Economic Policy in Eastern Europe: The Case for a New Initiative," Paper prepared for delivery at the 1977 Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, St. Louis, Missouri.


"The Politics of Economics: U.S.-West European Monetary and Trade Relations, 1958-1971," Paper prepared for delivery at the 1976 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, California.


Book Reviews:


Review of Stephen Gill and David Law, The Global Political Economy in Perspective  (1989)


Review of Robert Goralski and Russell W. Freeburg, Oil and War, in Perspective, vol. 16, no. 1 (Winter 1988), p. 42.


Review of David S. Painter, Oil and the American Century: The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Oil Policy, 1941-1954 in Perspective, vol. 16, no. 1 (January/February 1987), p. 9-10.

Review of Mariluz Cortes and Peter Bocock, North-South Technology Transfer: A Case Study of Petrochemicals in Latin America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984) in THE ANNALS, (1985).


Review of Alfred Grosser, The Western Alliance (New York: Continuum, 1980) in The American Political Science Review, vol. 75, no. 1 (March 1981), pp. 267-268.


Review of Donald W. Stever, Seabrook and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: The Licensing of a Nuclear Power Plant (Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1980) in Science, vol. 210, no. 4468, October 24, 1980, pp. 419-420.


Review of Wilson C. McWilliams, The Idea of Fraternity in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973) in Western Political Quarterly, vol. XXVII, no. 4 (December  1974).


Courses Taught: Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University

Introduction to Political Studies

International Politics

International Political Economy

Third World in the Global Economy

International Organization/Global Governance

The Political Economy of the Inland Empire

Science, Technology and Politics

Freshman Seminars (Political Concepts, Whither California?)

Senior Seminars (varying subjects including The New Europe, The Strategic Defense Initiative, Vietnam, American Foreign Policy, The Future of the Nation-State, Globalization, Reconfigured Sovereignty)

Introduction to International/Intercultural Studies

International Cooperation (Graduate)

International Political Economy (Graduate)


University and College Administrative Experience:


Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Politics, Brandeis University, 1979-1980


Honors Program Coordinator, Politics Department, Brandeis University, 1979-1982


Undergraduate Advising Head, Politics Department, Brandeis University, 1982-1984


Graduate Committee, Politics Department, member, Brandeis University, 1983-1984


Environmental Studies Program, committee member, 1979-1981; Chair, Brandeis University, 1981-1984


University Undergraduate Research Program Committee, member, Brandeis University, 1983-1984


Curriculum Committee member, Pitzer College, 1985-1986


External Studies Committee, Pitzer College, 1985-1986


Faculty Executive Committee, Pitzer College, 1986-1988 (Chair, 1987-1988), 1998-2000 (Chair, 1999-2000)


Budgetary Planning Committee, Pitzer College, 1986-1988


Academic Planning Committee, Pitzer College, 1989-1990 (Chair), 1996-1998, 2001-2002, 2005-2006.


Academic Facilities Committee, Pitzer College, 1990-1994



President's Strategic Task Force, Pitzer College, 1990-1991


Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Pitzer College, 1991-1993


Consultant, American Association of Colleges, "American Commitments Project", 1993-1996


Panel Member and Chair, Social Sciences, National Science Foundation, Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowship Competition, 1990-1997


Irving Faculty Fellow, Futures Project, James Irvine Foundation, 1995-1997