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United States
University of Maryland College Park
global governance, international organization, non-state actors, transnational activism, anti-corporate campaigns, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, environment, industry self-regulation, conflict minerals, natural resource governance, transparency, UN Global Compact, Business4Peace, Kimberley Process, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Dodd-Frank Section 1502
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I am interested in how the world gets governed when people, products and companies are connected across borders. My research focuses on the role of the private sector in setting global standards, making policy, and responding to demands for corporate social responsibility. Past research examined the insurance industry and political risk; industry self-regulation in environment, labor and information issue areas; international activism and corporate social responsibility; and the role of business in peace-building. Current research projects look at business and conflict prevention, including international efforts to regulate the extractive sector, e.g . the Kimberley Process for the Certification of Rough Diamonds, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and others. I am beginning to develop new research in the area of food security and global governance.

Recent Publications

“Corporations, Governance Networks, and Conflict in the Developing World,” The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance, Deborah Avant and Oliver Westerwinter, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp. 224-244.
“Shaming the Shameless? Campaigning against Corporations,” in The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame, and Sanction, H. Richard Friman, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp. 224-244.
“Corporations, Conflict Minerals and Corporate Social Responsibility,” in Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World, Kyoteru Tsutsui and Alwyin Lim, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 149-180.
“Orchestrating Peace? The United Nations and the Kimberley Process,” in ¬†International Organizations as Orchestrators, Kenneth W. Abbott, Philipp Genschel, Duncan Snidal, Bernhard Zangl, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 214-236.

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