Dr. Robin Broad, Professor of International Development, established and heads SIS’s International Development Program’s unique curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, environmental, and economic accountability. She came to AU with a wide range of professional experiences – from international economist in the U.S. Treasury Department to work with civil-society organizations in the Philippines.
- • Dr. Broad was awarded the International Studies Association: J. Ann Tickner Award (2016) for “high-quality, pioneering scholarship that pushes the boundaries of the discipline with a deep commitment to service, especially teaching and mentoring.”
- • She has been American University’s Green Teacher of the Year (2013-14) and the recipient of four other awards from SIS for her teaching and scholarship.
- • She is an active "scholar participant" in the movement to create a more just and sustainable economic globalization. She is currently on the Boards of Focus on the Global South and Earthworks, an Associate Fellow at Vermont Law School’s New Economy Law Center, and a Fellow at the Samdhana Institute.
- • She has conducted fieldwork in the Philippines (extensively since 1977) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia including Indonesia and Thailand, and in El Salvador (extensively since 2010), and elsewhere in Central America including Costa Rica and Guatemala.