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International Relations Speaker Series- Nita Rudra

'Weak’ Democracies and the Unexpected Consequences of Trade Liberalization

Fri, February 3, 2017 | BAT 5.108

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Nita Rudra is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University. Her research interests include: the distributional impacts of trade and financial liberalization as they are mediated by politics and institutions; the influence of international organizations on fiscal policies in developing economies; the politics of trade agreements involving developing economies, and the causes and effects of democracy in globalizing developing nations. Her most critical works appear in the British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization and International Studies Quarterly . She has a book with Cambridge University Press entitled: Globalization and the Race to the Bottom in Developing Countries: Who Really Gets Hurt? , and co-edited a special issue of Comparative Political Studies on "Globalization and the Politics of Natural Resources" (with Nathan Jensen). She completed a one-year fellowship awarded by the Fulbright-Nehru Foundation at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore India in 2011. She has also been a recipient of the International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations, which placed her at the Social Development Department of the World Bank for one year.

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