The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF)


“Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance”

Michael J. Tierney, College of William and Mary

Thursday, February 4, 2010
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100
Michael J. Tierney is the Hylton Associate Professor of Government and the Director of the International Relations Program at the College of William and Mary.  He received his B.A. in government from William and Mary in 1987 and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego in 2003.  Professor Tierney’s research and teaching interests focus on international organizations, international relations theory, political economy, and development. Tierney has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Gates Foundation.  He has published articles in journals such as Environment, Foreign Policy, Gender and Politics, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Law and Contemporary Problems, and Review of International Political Economy.  He has co-authored or edited two books: Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006; and Greening Aid?  Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance,  Oxford University Press, 2008.  He is currently working on two book length projects.  The first employs the PLAID dataset to explore the politics of multilateral development assistance.  The second explores the relationships between teaching, research, and policy in the field of international relations.

Read an article that summarizes some of the findings in Tierney's book online.

View video coverage of Tierney's talk online.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD).

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