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Tamar Gutner

Associate Professor School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Associate Professor of International Relations
Professor Gutner's research focuses on the performance and effectiveness of international organizations, particularly international financial institutions, and their role in global and regional governance. She is the author of International Organizations in World Politics (CQ Press) and Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe (MIT Press). Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, Review of International Organizations, and Global Environmental Politics. Dr. Gutner previously served as the SIS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education and director of two MA programs.

Degrees

Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); B.S., Radio/TV/Film, Northwestern University

Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 322
Contact Info
(202) 885-1620

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Teaching

  • Spring 2018

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Found of Global Governance
    • Description
  • Fall 2018

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Global Int'l Relations Theory
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • American University School of International Service, Outstanding Faculty Mentor, 2017
  • Darrell Randall Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community, 2014
  • International Studies Association, Venture Research Workshop Grant, 2008
  • American University Curriculum Development Grant, 2008
  • American University School of International Service, Faculty Research Award 2003
  • American University Junior Faculty Teaching Release Program 2001-02
  •  SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship 1997-98
  • The Brookings Institution Research Fellowship in Foreign Policy Studies 1996-97
  • The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Dissertation Award 1996-97
  • Harvard-MIT MacArthur Transnational Security Program, summer 1996 research grant

Professional Presentations

  • 2016. Chair. "Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy." American Political Science Association Conference.
  • 2015. Paper. "Evaluating the IMF's Performance in the Global Financial Crisis." American Political Science Association Conference.
  • 2009. Chair. “NGOs, Democracy, and Development.” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference.   
  • 2009. Paper. “IO Performance,” 2nd Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations, Geneva, Switzerland.   
  • 2008. Paper and Workshop Chair, with Alex Thompson. “Explaining IO Performance: An Initial Framework.” International Studies Association Conference.   

 

Selected Publications

  • International Organizations in World Politics. CQ Press, 2016.
  • "The Politics of IO Performance,"special issue of Review of International Organizations 5:3. Co-edited with Alexander Thompson.   
  • "When Doing Good Does Not: The IMF and the Millennium Development Goals," in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell (Cambridge 2010).   
  • Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe. MIT Press, 2002.   
  • "World Bank Environmental Reform: Revisiting Lessons from Agency Theory," International Organization, 2005.  
  • "Explaining the Gaps between Mandate and Performance: Agency Theory and World Bank Environmental Reform," Global Environmental Politics, 2005.   
  • "The Political Economy of Food Subsidy Reform: The Case of Egypt," Food Policy, 2002.

Work In Progress

  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Cooperation, Competition, and Impact (Stanford University Press, forthcoming).

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

International financial institutions, World Bank, AIIB, European Investment Bank, international organizations, international environmental politics, international relations

Additional Information:

Professor Gutner's research focuses on the performance and effectiveness of international organizations, particularly international financial institutions, and their role in global and regional governance. She is the author of International Organizations in World Politics (CQ Press) and Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe (MIT Press). She is currently writing a book on the birth and design of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Dr. Gutner previously served as the SIS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education and director of two MA programs.

Media Relations
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