Stephen Gent SJ ’95 awarded 2022 Hedley Bull Prize

BILOXI, Miss.- St. Patrick Catholic High School is proud to announce that St. John Catholic High School Alumni Stephen Gent ’95 has been awarded the 2022 Hedley Bull Prize for his recent book, Market Power Politics: War, Institutions, and Strategic Delay in World Politics. The Hedley Bull Prize is awarded annually for a book which makes a substantial and original contribution to theory and/or empirical studies in any field of International Relations. Gent co-authored the book with Mark Crescenzi. 

Market Power Politics: War, Institutions, and Strategic Delay in World Politics explores how market power competition between states can create disruptions in the global political economy and potentially lead to territorial aggression and war. 

Stephen Gent is a 1995 graduate of St. John Catholic School in Gulfport, where he served as his class Valedictorian. Gent is a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in international relations and political methodology. Along with Market Power Politics, Gent has published more than a dozen articles in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace.