A Talk with Sarah Bermeo

Event time: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Sarah Bermeo is a political economist, currently associate professor of public policy and political science in the Sanford School at Duke University and associate director of the Duke Center for International Development. Bermeo’s research lies at the intersection of international relations and development, with a particular focus on relations between industrialized and developing countries. She has published multiple articles on foreign aid, with additional work examining trade agreements and migration. Her book, Targeted Development: Industrialized Country Strategy in a Globalizing World (Oxford, 2018) demonstrates that the desire to limit negative spillovers associated with underdevelopment leads industrialized states to allocate foreign aid, trade agreements, and climate finance across developing countries in a development-oriented, but also self-interested, manner. Bermeo has begun work on a new book project, Complementary Multilateralism (under contract, Oxford), which examines the relationship between bilateral and multilateral development initiatives and resulting implications for institutional design. Her work has appeared in International Organization, Journal of Politics, and World Development. Bermeo’s article, “Aid is Not Oil,” received the 2016 Robert O. Keohane Award from International Organization.

Open to: 
General Public