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Omar E. Hawthorne

Omar E. Hawthorne is a lecturer of International Relations in the Department of Government and Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Centre of Leadership and Governance. Omar joined the Department of Government in 2012. Her research focuses on corruption and global security. Omar holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from Old Dominion University, Virginia as a Fulbright Scholar. She also holds a MSc in Government, specialization in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in History and International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Mona. Omar’s doctoral research investigates the impact of corruption on political, economic and social development policies. Her dissertation focused on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index and its impact on policies at the global level and examines the impact of the CPI on countries such as Jamaica.

Omar’s research interests include, but not limited to: Corruption, Good Governance, United States Foreign Policy, Global Security, and International Development.

Selected Publication:

Hawthorne, O. (2018) Corruption Scandals and their Global Impacts London: Routledge. 

Hawthorne, O. (2015) Do International Corruption Metrics Matter? The Impact of Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, Lanham: Lexington Books.

Hawthorne, O. (2014) “Jamaica vs. World’s Economic Responses to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index”, Florida Political Chronicle, Vol. 23, No. 2, 49-63.

Hawthorne, O. (2013) “Corruption and Its Impact on Social Capital and Trust” Review of Strategic and International Studies, Vol V No. 1, 130-135.

Hawthorne, O. (2017) “Protected Disclosures Act—Whistleblowing in an Anti-Informer Culture”, in Ann-Marie Bissessar and Ali Farazmand (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, London: Springer.

Hawthorne, O. (2017) “Corruption: A 21st Century Security Challenge,” The Caribbean Journal of Strategic and Security Studies, Vol I, Issue 2, (accepted for publication)

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