New Faculty: Richard Clark

Richard Clark

Assistant Professor, Government

Academic focus:

International organizations, international political economy, development and emergency finance

Current research project: 

My current book project examines state power and the politics of co-financing among international organizations in development and emergency lending.

Previous positions: 

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University, 2021-2022

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Political science, Columbia University, 2021
  • M.Phil., Political science, Columbia University, 2019
  • M.A., Political science, Columbia University, 2017
  • B.A., Political science and information technology management, University of Notre Dame, 2016

Last book read:

“Children of Time” by Adrian Tchaikovsky and “Raise the Debt” by Jonas Bunte

 In your own time/when not working:

I am an avid golfer, Cleveland sports fan, science fiction nerd, and fantasy baseball fanatic. You’ll find me at Cornell’s Robert Trent Jones golf course until it snows, and then I’ll be catching up on the latest Star Wars series.

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

I am really looking forward to teaching the Freshman Writing Seminar this fall on power and global governance as well as the international political economy graduate survey course next spring. It will be terrific to get to work both with freshman and graduate students over the course of the year and to cultivate broad interest and expertise in international political economy and economic cooperation.

What most excites you about Cornell:

This is a tough one because there is so much to like! I am excited to be a part of such a collegial and constructive group of scholars, to teach Cornell’s engaged, diverse, and incredibly talented students, and to take in the beautiful views all over campus!

Twitter: @Ricky__Clark

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