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Our People

The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy is a global society of scholars dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through education and research. It is directed by Renee Bowen with a team of faculty and research affiliates from a variety of disciplines including business and management, economics and political science.

Leadership

  • Renee Bowen

    Renee Bowen

    Director and Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Lawrence Broz

    Lawrence Broz

    Interim Director and Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Fabienne Perlov

    Fabienne Perlov

    Project Director, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Charles Dallara

    Charles Dallara

    Senior Fellow, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego; Advisory Partner, Partners Group AG
  • Kati Souminen

    Kati Souminen

    Senior Fellow, Center for Commerce and Diplomacy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego; and Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Minju Kim

    Minju Kim

    Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

  • Haishi "Harry" Li

    Haishi "Harry" Li

    Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Past Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Yoo Sun Jung

    Yoo Sun Jung

    Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego

Affiliated Faculty

The center collaborates with affiliated scholars from GPS, other departments at UC San Diego, and research universities from around the country. These scholars carry out important research related to commerce and diplomacy and actively participate in the CDD's projects and initiatives. By bringing together scholars from diverse academic backgrounds, the center aims to provide fertile ground for the development of new insights and ideas.

  • John Ahlquist

    John Ahlquist

    Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Sam Bazzi

    Sam Bazzi

    Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Eli Berman

    Eli Berman

    Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Bill Bold

    Bill Bold

    Lecturer, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Tai Ming Cheung

    Tai Ming Cheung

    Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego; Director, UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
  • Michael Davidson

    Michael Davidson

    Assistant Professor,  School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Fabian Eckert

    Fabian Eckert

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • David Fortunato

    David Fortunato

    Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Francisco Garfias

    Francisco Garfias

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Erik Gartzke

    Erik Gartzke

    Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • LaGina Gause

    LaGina Gause

    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Emilie Haftner-Burton

    Emilie Haftner-Burton

    Professor; Director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Stephan Haggard

    Stephan Haggard

    Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies; Director, Korea-Pacific Program, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Kyle Handley

    Kyle Handley

    Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Greg Horowitt

    Greg Horowitt

    Director - Innovation Design, Office of Innovation and Commercialization, UC San Diego
  • Federica Izzo

    Federica Izzo

    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Ruixue Jia

    Ruixue Jia

    Associate Professor,  School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Michael Joseph

    Michael Joseph

    Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University
  • Uma R. Karmarkar

    Uma R. Karmarkar

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Gaurav Khanna

    Gaurav Khanna

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • David Lake

    David Lake

    Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Jim Lambright

    Jim Lambright

    Professor of Practice, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Munseob Lee

    Munseob Lee

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Sara Lowes

    Sara Lowes

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • David Michael

    David Michael

    Professor of Practice, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Marc Muendler

    Marc Muendler

    Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Karthik Muralidharan

    Karthik Muralidharan

    Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Megumi Naoi

    Megumi Naoi

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Barry Naughton

    Barry Naughton

    Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Paul Niehaus

    Paul Niehaus

    Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Agustina Paglayan

    Agustina Paglayan

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Lauren Prather

    Lauren Prather

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • James Rauch

    James Rauch

    Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Nico Ravanilla

    Nico Ravanilla

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Kate Ricke

    Kate Ricke

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Christina Schneider

    Christina Schneider

    Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Branislav Slantchev

    Branislav Slantchev

    Professor, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego
  • Fabian Trottner

    Fabian Trottner

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • David Victor

    David Victor

    Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UC San Diego
  • Joel Watson

    Joel Watson

    Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
  • Steve Wu

    Steve Wu

    Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego