Alec Hahus is a PhD student in Political Science specializing in international relations and comparative politics. His research focuses on religion in politics and has previously addressed the integration of religion and religious ideas into US foreign policy. At Notre Dame, he plans to further explore why and how political elites use religious ideas to frame political issues.
Alec graduated magna cum laude from Centre College with a B.A. in International Studies and History and received an M.A. with Honors in International Relations from the University of Chicago. Prior to studying at Notre Dame, Alec conducted research as an intern at the Hudson Institute Center for Political-Military Analysis focusing on Russian hybrid tactics and the US alliance network in Southeast Asia. Most recently, he worked as an intelligence analyst for Pinkerton Consulting and Investigations.