• Robinson Country Intelligence Index

    Governance, Economics, Operations, and Society

  • P-5 radar chart of GEOS

    About the RCII

    The RCII is a unique, interactive tool which incorporates four broad dimensions: Governance, Economics, Operations, and Society (GEOS). Within this holistic framework, the RCII encompasses 126 sub-dimensions, 199 countries, and, at present, 17 years of data. The tool’s interactive dashboard and multifaceted applications complement and offer advantages over other risk indexes. Drawing on over one million data points from more than 40 sources, the RCII provides a dynamic instrument for students, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

    Emphasize global, data, and digital literacy by using the RCII as part of innovative course curricula -- in disciplines ranging from political science to business to economics. See the award winning paper below for an example using adaptive learning courseware.

     

    Tell a story by starting the conversation with the numbers! Use the RCII to tackle class assignments, research academic questions, or solve international puzzles facing an organization.

     

    Latin American states customized map

    Customize the RCII by creating new indexes based on different country groupings or an entirely unique conceptualization. Upload your own data into the tool. Change weights or missing data thresholds.

    Histogram of GINI coefficient

     

    Visualize data with interactive tables, maps, histograms, and a wide variety of charts.

     

  • 2022 RCII Overall Rankings

  • Leadership

    The RCII Board of Directors 

    Dr. Chris Brown 

    RCII Director

    Dr. Brown is a Principal Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University and the Director/Creator of the Robinson Country Intelligence Index.

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    David R. Forquer

    Lecturer, Robinson College of Business (Retired)

    Mr. Forquer is the former Assistant Dean for Executive Programs and a Lecturer with the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Dr. Richard Phillips 

    Dean of the Robinson College of Business 

    Dr. Phillips is the Dean and C.V. Starr Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Phil Ventimiglia 

    Chief Innovation Officer 

    Mr. Ventimiglia is Georgia State University's first Chief Innovation Officer and oversees the Center for Instructional Innovation as well as Information Systems and Technology.

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    Dr. Michael Herb

    Department Chair, Political Science

    Dr. Herb is Chair and Professor of the Political Science Department at Georgia State University.

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    Brian Jennings

    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education

    Mr. Jennings is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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    Dr. Carrie Manning

    Professor, Political Science

    Dr. Manning is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University.

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    Jacobus F. Boers

    Senior Lecturer, Robinson College of Business

    Mr. Boers is a Senior Lecturer and the former Assistant Dean for International Engagement with the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

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  • Research and Development Team

    RCII Managers

    Dr. Jaro Klc 

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    Dr. Klc manages the technology behind the Robinson Country Intelligence Index.

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    Michael Shea

    RCII Data and Research Consultant

    Mr. Shea is responsible for the data contained in the Robinson Country Intelligence Index and is a Social Studies Teacher with Fulton County Public Schools. Mr. Shea is a PhD candidate in Political Science who has previously taught at in the Departments of Political Science at both Georgia State University and Oxford College of Emory.

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  • RCII Support Team

    Data, Programming, and Research

    Anelia Galembek

    Data and Research Intern

    Ms. Galembek is an international student from Kazakhstan studying as a senior at Bentley University. Ms. Galembek is a double major in Quantitative Economics and Health and Industry. Read more about Anelia here.

    Indu Munnangi

    Programming Specialist

    Ms. Munnangi started working with the Robinson Country Intelligence Index through Georgia State University's Instructional Innovation and Technology (IIT) Experiential Learning Initiative. Ms. Munnangi is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant with IIT. Read more about Indu.

    Ashwin Pilgaonkar

    Programming Specialist

    Mr. Pilgaonkar works as a Graduate Research Assistant with Georgia State University's Instructional Innovation and Technology (IIT). Mr. Pilgaonkar started working with the Robinson Country Intelligence Index through the IIT Experiential Learning Initiative. Read more about Ashwin.

    Natalie Kay Price

    Data and Research Intern

    Ms. Price is a current senior at Sewanee: the University of the South where she is pursuing a degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in History. Read more about Natalie.

  • Previous RCII Interns

  • Internships

    How to get involved

    Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities

    RCII Interns

     

    The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, a non-profit, non-partisan organization affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based World Affairs Councils of America and Georgia State University, anticipates accepting graduate and undergraduate students as interns each academic semester. Many Council interns are part of the research team working on the Robinson Country Intelligence Index (RCII), while others are part of the program and membership team working on events and membership operations. All RCII interns should have a strong interest in political-economic leadership, country risk, global and data literacy, and, more broadly, the major global issues of the 21st century.

     

    Candidates should also have excellent computer skills and be highly motivated and creative, with the ability to work on multiple tasks. Expectations include a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week (20 preferred). The internship is unpaid, but those accepted may be eligible for course credit as determined by their academic department. If interested, please email a cover letter, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to the email address below. Applications can be made at any time, but review of applications for each semester begins as follows: Summer—March 15; Fall—August 1; Spring— October 15. 

     

    rcii@gsu.edu 

     

     

     

  • Subscription Information

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  • Contact Us

    The Robinson Country Intelligence Index

    GSU Buckhead Center
    Tower Place 200, Suite 300
    3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    RCII@gsu.edu

     

    Image created by Zach McClellan

    Image created by Zach McClellan

  • Frequently Asked Questions