University Prof Emeritus
School of International Service
James Mittelman is Distinguished Scholar in Residence and University Professor Emeritus. His work focuses on globalization, development, and political economy, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia. Previously, he was Professor and Dean at Queens College of the City University of New York, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (today the Korbel School) at the University of Denver, Director of the Social Science Foundation, and the Pok Rafeah Chair at the National University of Malaysia. Mittelman has been on the faculty at Cornell and Columbia universities, and was a Member at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. He also held teaching and research appointments in Japan, Uganda, Mozambique, and South Africa. The recipient of the International Studies Association's 2010 Distinguished Scholar award in International Political Economy, he is an Honorary Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Mittelman’s books include The Globalization Syndrome: Transformation and Resistance (Princeton University Press) and Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity (Stanford University Press). His op-eds and letters to the editor appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, and elsewhere. Mittelman has worked at the United Nations and with civil society organizations. His newest book is Implausible Dream: The World-Class University and Repurposing Higher Education (Princeton University Press).
- Languages Spoken
- Kiswahili (good working knowledge), French (reading proficiency)
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