Faculty Facts: Fletcher professors’ activities

The Fletcher faculty (and, by extension, the curriculum) are broadly divided into the three Divisions:  Diplomacy, History, and Politics; International Law and Organizations; and Economics and International Business.  As you read the professors’ descriptions of their recent research and professional activities for this Faculty Facts series, you might find it easy or difficult to decide which Division best suits each professor.  That seems about right in a professional school with a multidisciplinary curriculum.  This is the third post highlighting the current activities of the faculty.

Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law

My current research continues to focus on the clash between President Trump and elements of the national security bureaucracy.  On March 5, I gave a luncheon talk here at Fletcher to visitors from the French War College on the 90th anniversary of the Kellogg-Briand Peace Pact.  On March 6, I gave the dinner talk at a conference at Fordham University in New York on “Re-Imagining the National Security State.”  June 2, I am giving a lecture at the Academy of Philosophy and Letters in College Park, MD on the threat posed by populism to constitutionalism.

Professor Glennon’s profile.  He previously wrote a Faculty Spotlight post.

Jette Knudsen, Professor of Policy and International Business; Shelby Collum Davis Chair in Sustainability

I focus on public and private regulation to improve labor rights and jobs, and I also study regulations to improve the greening of the maritime supply chain.  Examples of my ongoing projects include:

  • Along with my co-author Jeremy Moon of Copenhagen Business School, I published Visible Hands: Government Regulation of International Corporate Social Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, November 2017).  I have presented the book at several seminars and talks, including at University College London in February 2018.  We are currently working on several papers based on the book.  (Click the photo below to watch Professor Knudsen speak about International Corporate Social Responsibility at UCL.)
  • With three colleagues (Ben Cashore from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Jeremy Moon; Hamish Van Der Ven of McGill University), I organized research workshops (at Yale in January 2018 and at Copenhagen Business School in March 2018) on “Private Authority and Public Regulation.”
  • I am exploring regulatory initiatives to improve the greening of the maritime supply chain along with Beth deSombre of Wellesley College, and I will attend a research workshop focusing on this topic at Copenhagen Business School in May 2018.
  • With Erin Leitheiser from Copenhagen Business School and Jeremy Moon, I have applied for research funding to explore new regulatory initiatives to improve labor rights in Bangladesh.  I will travel to Bangladesh for research in July 2018.
  • I’m working on a new project together with Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen from Copenhagen University that examines institutional adaptation to labor and service mobility between states in the EU.

Professor Knudsen’s profile.

Michael Klein, William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs

Throughout this year, I’ve been focusing on EconoFact, a non-partisan publication through which we aim to bring informed analysis to the national debate on economic and social policies.  EconoFact recently marked one year of work.

Professor Klein’s profile.  He previously wrote a Faculty Spotlight post, and recently he sat down with Dean Stavridis to discuss EconoFact.

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