Research Professor of International Affairs
A senior international affairs expert and international development researcher, practitioner and educator with over 25 years of experience in international legal and regulatory reform, access to justice, parliamentary development, public management reform, political economy analysis and business enabling environment diagnostics, anti-corruption strategy development and implementation, and analysis of decentralized governance systems. International development work has featured diverse technical, supervisory, and research/consulting roles, ranging from those focused on delivery of programs by civil society organizations and development organizations, to leadership of a major academic development program and research center at the State University of New York at Albany. As a Research Professor at the George Washington University, am currently working on a grant supporting a legal reform project in Kyrgyzstan (involving political economy analysis and other analytical assistance), articles on administrative justice in comparative perspective, and urban governance and climate change in the Global South. Recently concluded work directing a 3 1/2 year US Agency for International Development-funded administrative justice program in Rwanda that included field research on citizens’ experience with administrative dispute resolution at the local level (citizen complaints against government bodies on labor, land expropriation, and public procurement matters), media outreach and public education initiatives highlighting problems with such mechanisms, and development of training curricula to build the capacity of front-line officials handling such cases. Have significant program evaluation and assessment experience with USAID, the U.S. State Department, the World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Have previously taught courses on law and development and corruption and development at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, administrative law at SUNY-Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, democratization, decentralization, and development at the University of Massachusetts Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, comparative law at Tufts University's Fletcher School, and law and transition economies at the American University and Georgetown University Law Schools. Author of several articles and book chapters.