Carolyn Stephenson, Faculty, Department of Political Science, UH Mānoa

Carolyn Stephenson

Associate Professor
Office: Saunders 618
Telephone: 1 (808) 956-8195

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I received a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD from Ohio State (1980). Before coming to UH in 1985, I was Director of Peace Studies at Colgate University, and a Scholar-in-Residence at Radcliffe. I direct the Hawai'i Model United Nations, and I participate in the UH’s Conflict Resolution program.


  • PhD, International Politics/Comparative Politics, Ohio State University, 1980
  • MA, Ohio State University, 1974
  • BA, Political Science, Mount Holyoke College, 1966


  • POLS 201: Problems of War and Peace
  • POLS 319: International Organization
  • POLS 323: Model United Nations
  • POLS 324: Global Environmental Politics
  • POLS 396: Nonviolent Political Alternatives
  • POLS 633: International Conflict Resolution
  • POLS 635 (Alpha): Topics in International Relations


My research is in three areas: 1) alternative international security systems, including mediation, sanctions, nonviolent action, and peacekeeping, 2) non-governmental organizations, and United Nations conference diplomacy in the areas of environment, women, and disarmament, and 3) gender, conflict, and conflict resolution.