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Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Uris Hall, G08
Michael H. Allen holds the Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science at Bryn Mawr College and serves as Co-Chair of International Studies. He has been an International Relations Consultant at the Overseas Development Institute in London, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, and a Trade Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Jamaica. He studied at the University of the West Indies and later at the London School of Economics as a Rhodes Scholar from Jamaica. Allen’s teaching interests center upon International Studies, with specialization in International Political Economy and International Law. His research and publications have focused on the international political economy of African and Caribbean regions, as well as the challenges of governance at both national and multilateral institutional levels. An ongoing question in his research is the implications of the expanding global mode of production in manufactures, services and knowledge. He is the author of Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africa (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006) and Bargaining in Theory and Economy: Jamaica, Crisis and World Aluminium (Saarbrucken: Scholar’s Press, 2016).