FORA.tv Speaker - Brian T. Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Director of Programs Research and Operations of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University and a faculty member in the Department of Political Science. Hanson teaches courses on international political economy, globalization, international development, and the changing role of the state in world politics. His current research is on international trade politics, community-based approaches to global development, and evaluating international development projects. In addition to his work at Northwestern, Hanson serves on the boards of several internationally-oriented organizations. He is Vice Chair of Programming of the Stanley Foundation. He also serves as the Chair of the Board of GlobeMed, a national organization started at Northwestern, which seeks to build a new generation of leaders in global health by involving undergraduates in health projects in the developing world. He serves on the Board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, which works with indigenous, grassroots development organizations to address local issues of poverty, health, education, environmental sustainability, and poverty alleviation. He serves on the Program Committee of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and is the former Chair of the Chicago Global Donors Network. Previously he served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to US Senator Alan Dixon of Illinois, and as a senior official in the Washington, DC, government affairs office of John Deere and Company. Hanson received his B.A. from Grinnell College in Iowa and did his doctoral studies in political science at MIT.
05.10.12 | 01:14:30 min
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