School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Academics / PhD in Interntaional Conflict Mgmt: Current Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Bryan Hutcheson


Bryan Hutcheson graduated from Wheaton College in 2011 with a MA in History of Christianity (Religious Conflict focus), the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a MA in International Relations, the University of Kansas in 1993 with a BS in Nursing, and Prairie College in 1990 with a AA in Religious Studies. He is a currently serving Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force with extensive experience in Humanitarian Intervention, Health Policy, Capacity Development and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies. His particular expertise surrounds the issues of Refugees, Refugee Movements and Human Displacement. He enrolled in the INCM PhD Program at Kennesaw State because of a desire to move past practical expertise towards academically recognized expert positioned to revolutionize the understanding and perception of the world’s population of refugees, the displaced and the stateless.

Bryan's research interests include the UNHCR & IOM systems, Refugee Resettlement, the International Refugee Regime, and the major international refugee resettlement organisations. His dissertation title is “A Movement of Hope: Refugee Resettlement as Human Utility Maximization instead of Humanitarian Handout”.

Areas of Interest
Burma; Syria; Bhutan & Nepal; Protracted Social Conflict; Social Choice Theory; Cantrill's Hope Theory; Religious History; Refugee Resettlement; the IOM and UNHCR