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Vivian Ike

Vivian Ike

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102 Maxwell Hall

Vivian Ike

Assistant Teaching Professor, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Faculty Advisor, Model United Nations


Global Environmental Politics

Global Governance

International Relations Seminar

Introduction to Research Methods

Maxwell Global Community

Model United Nations

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 2021


Vivian Ike is assistant teaching professor in the International Relations Undergraduate Program, where she teaches classes in Global Governance including Introduction to Research Methods, Model United Nations, and Global Environmental Politics.

Ike researches international environmental politics and climate change policy as well as environmental health, security studies and research methodology. Her work has been published in the journals Politics and Policy and International Social Science Review, both of which she also peer reviews. A chapter she wrote about the dangers of corporate power concerning climate change is scheduled to be published in Energy Resource Conflict in 2023.

Prior to joining Syracuse, she worked at Northern Arizona University as an instructor and graduate teaching scholar. Ike earned a Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in 2021.


 International relations, global environmental politics, climate change policy

Research Interests

Environmental health, security studies, research methodology


Journal Articles

2020 “Australia’s Carbon Tax Policy and Its Repeal.” Politics and Policy 48 (2).

2016 “Congressional Candidates Presentation.” International Social Science Review 92 (1).

Book Review

2017 “Review of Fracking America by Walter Brasch.” International Social Science Review, 93 (1).

Book Chapters

2023 “The Dangers of Corporate Power Concerning Climate Change” in Energy Resource Conflict, Adrah Parafiniuk and Zachary A. Smith. Eds (forthcoming).

2015 “The Netherlands Consideration of Ethics and Justice Issues in Formulating Climate Change Policies.” Ch. 9 in Ethics and Climate Change, Brown Donald and Taylor Prue. Eds., Switzerland: IUCN Publication Services.

Works in Progress

2022. “Deadly Disease and the Collective Adoption of Environmental Laws.” Working Paper.

2022. “Deadly Disease and State Adoption of Environmental Laws.” Working Paper.

Presentations and Events

2022 “The Health Effects of Transboundary Pollution and Environmental Cooperation.” 79th Annual Midwestern Political Science Association Conference.