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Rick Rowden Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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SIS - School of International Service
Degrees
PhD, Economic Studies - Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
MA, International Relations - San Francisco State University
BA, International Relations - San Francisco State University

Bio
Rick Rowden is a Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service at American University. His academic areas of specialization are International Relations (IR), International Political Economy (IPE) and development economics. His areas of interest include the long-term national economic development strategies of developing countries, the emerging field of inter-regional (South-South) economic relations among developing country regions, and structural reforms needed in the global financial architecture. Recently, he taught as an adjunct lecturer in SIS at American University. Previously, he conducted research on national economic development policy for international development NGOs, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, and has lectured in Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and in Political Science at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has served as a consultant to many international development NGOs and UN agencies, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO). He recently completed his PhD on India-Africa economic relations in the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and is the author of India-Africa Economic Relations in the 21st Century: Emerging Connections in South-South Economics (Routledge, forthcoming in 2023).
For the Media
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • SIS-709 Foundations of Global Govern

Summer 2022

  • SISG-764 International Economics

  • SISG-764 International Economics

Fall 2022

  • SIS-673 Comparative Political Economy

  • SISG-764 International Economics

  • SISG-768 Topics in Int'l Development: Foundations of Economic Dev

2022 Term 3

  • SISG-776 Global Econ Governance & Orgs

2022 Term 4

  • SISG-776 Global Econ Governance & Orgs

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Developing countries, international economics, foreign aid, impact of COVID-19 on developing countries, international trade, international debt issues, foreign direct investment

Additional Information

Rick Rowden is an expert on international economics and the global economy with a focus on developing countries. He specializes in such issues as economic development in developing countries, and how developing economies are integrating into the global economy through trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign aid. His research has been published on the University of Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) blog, the Developing Economics blog as well as in The Mint magazine (UK). He is the author of India-Africa Economic Relations in the 21st Century: Emerging Connections in South-South Economics, London: Routledge (forthcoming in 2022). He has been quoted and has written for Foreign Policy, The Conversation, The Guardian (UK) and Al Jazeera.

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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