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Advisory Board

Virginia Haufler Associate Professor and Director, Global Communities Living-Learning Program

Virginia Haufler is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park and is affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Her research focuses on the changing nature of governance in the global political economy, especially the role of transnational corporations and corporate social responsibility, and how transnational regulation of the private sector addresses issues of conflict and corruption.

She is also Director of the Global Communities Living-Learning Program, which introduces freshmen to scholarship and experiences that explore globalization, global issues and intercultural understanding. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of California-Irvine, the University of Southern California, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

She has served on the boards of non-profit organizations, including Women in International Security, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, and the OEF Foundation, and has advised the Principles for Responsible Investment and the Business4Peace Platform of the U.N. Global Compact.

She is the author of The Public Role of the Private Sector, and Dangerous Commerce: Insurance and the Management of International Risk; and co-editor of Private Authority in International Affairs. She has a M.A./Ph.D from Cornell University and dual B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

Miles KahlerDistinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for Global Governance

Miles Kahler is Distinguished Professor at American University’s School of International Service and Senior Fellow for Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. He teaches and conducts research in the fields of international politics and international political economy, including global governance, international monetary and financial cooperation, and Asia-Pacific regionalism.

Recent publications and projects have centered on the changing role of emerging economies in world politics and global governance, the emergence of complex global governance, sources of cosmopolitanism and parochialism in contemporary politics, and challenges to the nation-state as a dominant unit in the international system. Previously, he was Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and in the Department of Political Science.

He is a member of the editorial boards of International Organization, Global Governance, and Global Summitry. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2012–2013) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2007–2008). He was Senior Fellow for International Political Economy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1994–1996).

His publications include Asia and the Reform of Global Governance and Networked Politics. He received A. B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and a B. Phil. (M. Phil.) degree from Oxford University.