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Jennifer Brinkerhoff

MEMBER SINCE: 2016

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Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff is Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at George Washington University. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has published eight books, including: Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2016), Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2009), NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty (co-edited with Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen; New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), and Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. 2002). She won the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Studies Section of the International Studies Association for her research on diasporas; and the 2016 Fred Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement in International and Comparative Public Administration from the American Society for Public Administration. She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration. Dr. Brinkerhoff has consulted for multilateral development banks, bilateral assistance agencies, NGOs, and foundations (e.g., Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization). Her current research addresses the lack of diversity and inclusion in American foreign policy.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
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End
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Special Initiatives
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
2016
2019
Co-Director
GW Diaspora Research Program
George Washington University
2006
2012
Assistant Professor & Director
International Public Service and Development Master's Program
Rutgers University
1996
2001
Consultant
World Bank
1995
1998
Program Associate
Thunder and Associates, Inc.
1994
1996
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
George Washington University
2001
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