Bradley Jensen MURG

Associate Professor
Provost, VR for Academic Affairs


Dr. Bradley J. Murg is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Director of Research, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of International Relations and Political Science here at Paragon International University. He first visited Cambodia in 2000, when he was a Henry Luce Scholar working at the Asian Development Bank. In light of his lengthy experience in the kingdom, Dr. Murg also has been recognized as Distinguished Fellow and Senior Advisor at the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace; lead editor of The Journal of Greater Mekong Studies; and Senior Research Advisor at Future Forum. His research, supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council and the International Research and Exchanges Board, focuses on contemporary international relations in Southeast Asia; the political economy of foreign aid; and the Greater Mekong Subregion as a whole. Dr. Murg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a B.A./M.A. in philosophy, received an M.Sc. in economic history from the London School of Economics, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington. Prior to moving full to Paragon full time, Dr. Murg spent seven years as a professor and director of Global Development Studies at Seattle Pacific University as well as an affiliate professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Affairs at the University of Washington. Dr. Murg’s research languages include English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and German.


  • PhD. in Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2008
  • MSc in Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England, 2002
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
  • B.A. in Philosophy and International Affairs, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000 (Honors/Phi Beta Kappa)


  • Bradley J. Murg. 2018. “The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism: Confronting New Realities in Cambodia and the Greater Mekong Subregion,” in CSCAP Regional Outlook 2019.
  • Pou Sovachana and Bradley J. Murg. 2018. Listening to the Voices of the Khmer Rouge: Memory and Atrocity in Anlong Veng. Phnom Penh: Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace.