Robert J. Hanlon is an Assistant Professor of politics at Thompson Rivers University and an associate faculty member in the School of Humanitarian Studies at Royal Roads University. His research explores the links between corporate social responsibility, corruption and human security in emerging Asian economies.

After completing his PhD at City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Hanlon served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Outside academia, Dr. Hanlon has worked for the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, as well as the High Commission of Canada in Australia.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (Oxford), the Liu Institute for Global Issues (UBC), the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Chulalongkorn), the Balsillie School of International Affairs and most recently the Kadoorie Institute at the University of Hong Kong.

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Robert Hanlon


Thompson Rivers University

Professional Title

Assistant Professor


  • Asia Pacific




Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); Human Rights; Bribery; Patronage

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