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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.
Building on training in development economics and ecology, Dr. Broad’s work has evolved to what she terms “trans-disciplinary” research. Her lens is also multi-level, moving from local to national to global – with specific foci related to the following sub-fields:
Dr. Broad’s current research centers on socially, environmentally, and economically responsible policies for extractives/mining (with a focus on El Salvador and other countries that have put in place mining regulations) and for agriculture (with a focus on the Philippines and basic, subsistence grains).
See cv (p. 4) for full list of External Awards and AU Awards.
Dr. Broad’s external awards include:
See cv (p. 4) for a comprehensive list.
Dr. Broad’s grants include:
See cv (pp. 6-20) for a comprehensive list.
Dr. Broad is widely-published in highly-ranked academic and policy journals as well as civil-society and more popular publications. These include the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, World Development, Foreign Policy, the Review of International Political Economy, and the New York Times. Publications related to her current research include:
Area of Expertise:
Globalization; development; environment; NGOs; International Organizations; corporate social responsibility; responsible trade and investment; child labor and de facto “slave labor”; "anti-globalization"
Robin Broad 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. Broad established the International Development Program’s curricular offerings on economic globalization and development and on environment and development with a focus on social, environmental, and economic accountability. She is the author of Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (Paradigm Publishers, 2009). She is faculty advisor to such student organizations as Amnesty International and the Fair Trade Student Association, she has served or is serving on the boards of directors of Rugmark (now called GoodWeave), the Bank Information Center, Food First, and the Philippine Development Forum. She is an active "scholar participant" in the movement to create a more just and sustainable economic globalization. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous publications, including Global Backlash: Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002); Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World Is Possible(Berrett-Koehler, 2nd ed., 2004); Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines(University of California Press, 1993); and Unequal Alliance: The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Philippines (University of California Press, 1988). Current events related to El Salvador & attempts to ban gold-mining.
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