GPEP-R: Race and Foreign Aid
The Global Political Economy Project (GPEP) team presents a series of talks, GPEP-R, which focus on race in International Political Economy. The talks will be hosted on Zoom and will consist of a 20-minute presentation highlighting the speaker’s research and mapping a future research agenda, followed by Q&A and a broader conversation on the topic. Talks will stream live on Thursdays from 12-1pm ET and recorded versions will be available on the GPEP website.
In this discussion moderated by Professor Abraham Newman, Dr. Burcu Bayram of the University of Arkansas and Dr. J.P. Singh of George Mason University will explore the intersections of race and foreign aid. Click here to register for the event.
About the Speakers
Burcu Bayram is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas. She has research interests in International Organization and Law, Global Development, Political Psychology, Public Opinion, and Survey and Experimental Methods. Her scholarship helps uncover the social, cognitive, and affective processes that shape the preferences and attitudes of policy-makers and publics over international cooperation. Her articles have been published in International Organization, Review of International Organizations, European Journal of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of European Public Policy, Research and Politics, and Nations and Nationalism. Her current research focuses on the narratives of global development and double standards in international norm enactment.
J.P. Singh is Professor of International Commerce and Policy at the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University (USA), and Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. Previously, he was Chair and Professor of Culture and Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Singh has authored five monographs, edited five books, and published nearly one hundred scholarly articles. His books include Sweet Talk: Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Negotiations (Stanford 2017), Negotiating the Global Information Economy (Cambridge 2008) and Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity(Columbia, 2011), which won the American Political Science Association’s award for best book in information technology and politics in 2012. Professor Singh has consulted for or advised international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. Professor Singh has numerous editing roles. He edits the journal Arts and International Affairs, the political economy section of the journal Global Perspectives, and Stanford’s book series on Emerging Frontiers in the Global Economy.
About the Moderator
Abraham Newman is a professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University. He currently serves as the Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies.