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What I Do:

It’s my pleasure and privilege to be a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University. CGU is one of the world’s only graduate-only universities. It comprises 23 doctoral programs and many masters degrees and ranges from mathematics through the social sciences and humanities to professional programs in information systems, business, public policy, public health, evaluation, and education. My teaching includes advanced economics courses (“Growth and Development Policy” and “Cost-Benefit Analysis”), a core course in policy analysis and evaluation (“Policy Design and Implementation”), and three of CGU’s signature “transdisciplinary courses” that are open to students across the university (“Public-Private Partnerships,” “Working Across Cultures,” and “Public-Sector Reform in Developing Countries”). Not every course in every year, thank goodness.

From time to time, I also have the privilege of teaching in universities, governments, international organizations, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world. In 2017 I enjoyed a sabbatical at Oxford University and the National University of Singapore. In the past year I have also taught at Bhutan’s Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, the Kuwait and the Saudi Arabian Anti-Corruption Authorities, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.

I also advise leaders in government, business, and civil society. A favorite vehicle is what I call “convenings.” These workshops provide leaders with the best quantitative data, illuminating models, and concrete examples of success, not for them to copy but to garner their local knowledge and inspire their creativity. As a result, the participants devise new, practical solutions that neither they nor I could have come up with in advance.

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