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Catherine Weaver

Catherine  Weaver

Associate Professor of Public Affairs; Graduate Adviser, Masters in Global Policy Studies


Contact Info

512-232-3443
SRH 3.358
ceweaver@austin.utexas.edu

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM + by appt

Kate Weaver is Associate Professor and MGPS Graduate Advisor at the LBJ School. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. From 2001-2002, she was a Brookings Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and from 2002-2008 an assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas. Dr. Weaver's research focuses on the culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, as well as issues of transparency and accountability in international development aid. Most recently, she has been working on developing and testing methodologies to track and dynamically geomap international development aid and climate adaptation resources using GIS technology and fieldwork in Africa. She also conducts research on a wide range of issues related to the shifting power, players and paradigms in global economic governance.

Dr. Weaver is currently co-director (with Dr. Mike Findley) of Innovations for Peace and Development at UT and co-principal investigator on the UT sub award on a  multiyear, $25 million collaborative partnership grant (with AidData, ESRI, Development Gateway and Brigham Young University), funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Higher Education Solutions Network. She is also a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, where she is a key investigator and core researcher in the Strauss Center’s programs on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) and Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA), both multiyear research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative.

Dr. Weaver is the author of Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform (Princeton University Press, 2008); co-editor (with Nicola Phillips) of International Political Economy: Debating the Past, Present and Future (Routledge Press, 2010) and co-editor (with Manuella Moschella) of Handbook of Global Economic Governance (Routledge Press, 2014). In addition to several book chapters, she has also published articles in Global Governance, Journal of International Relations and Development, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, Review of International Organizations and PS: Politics and Political Science.

Dr. Weaver’s book, Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform, received the Chadwick Alger Prize for Best Book on International Organizations and Multilateralism from International Studies Association in February 2009 and the Harold Lasswell book prize from the Society of Policy Scientists in September 2009.

 

Dr. Weaver's CV.

Syllabi:

PA388K Spring 2014 - International Development

PA388 Fall 2014 - Evaluation Methods for Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance

PA158S Fall 2014 - Next Generation Scholars Program

PA388K Spring 2013 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy: International Development

PA388K Fall 2013 - Evaluation Methods for Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance

PA388K Spring 2012 - Advanced Topics in Public Policy: International Development

PA388K Fall 2012 - Global Economic Governance

PA190G Fall 2011 - Writing and Communication for Global Policy Studies

PA388K Fall 2011 - Global Economic Governance

PA388K Summer 2011 - Global Governance and International Organizations: Crisis or Catharsis?

 

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003

Current Positions

: Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; co-founder, Alliance on Governance Research and Analysis (AGORA); Co-Director, Innovations for Peace and Development.

Previous Positions

Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (2001-2002); Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Kansas (2002-2008)

Handbook of Global Economic Governance. London, UK: Routledge Press. Manuella Moschella and Catherine Weaver, eds. (2014)

International Political Economy and the Transatlantic Divide. London, UK: Routledge Press. Catherine Weaver and Nicola Phillips, eds. (2010)  

Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (2008) (Co-recipient with Benjamin Schiff of the Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on International Organizations and Multilateralism, International Studies Association, Winner of the Society of Policy Scientists' 2009 Harold D. Lasswell Prize)

Courses

Semester
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 60880 - PA682GA - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 61135 - PA190G - Writing for Global Policy Studies
Fall 2010 Fall 2010 - 60950 - PA188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
Spring 2011 Spring 2011 - 61855 - PA682GB - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Summer 1 2011 Summer 1 2011 - 94650 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Summer Full 2011 Summer Full 2011 - 64695 - PA396G - Internship in Global Policy
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61185 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61335 - PA190G - Writing for Global Policy Studies
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61175 - PA188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
Fall 2011 Fall 2011 - 61445 - PA396G - Internship in Global Policy
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 - 61935 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62245 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2012 Fall 2012 - 62110 - PA682GA - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 63050 - PA195G - Global Policy Simulation
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 62810 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2013 Spring 2013 - 62655 - PA682GB - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63842 - PA195G - Global Policy Simulation
Fall 2013 Fall 2013 - 63603 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Spring 2014 Spring 2014 - 63520 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62445 - PA682GA - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62610 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy
Fall 2014 Fall 2014 - 62380 - PA158S - Public Policy Issues
Spring 2015 Spring 2015 - 61395 - PA195G - Global Policy Simulation
Spring 2015 Spring 2015 - 60995 - PA682GB - Policy Research Project on Global Policy Issues

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