Professor and Director of the International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Washington, D.C., U.S.
Most recently has served as professor at American University's School of International Service; previously was associate professor and director of the Economic and Political Development Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs; was a resident fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute; has been a consultant to the World Bank, the African Development Bank, USAID, the U.K.'s Department for International Development, Norway's Norfund, the United Nations and Transparency International; Ph.D., international development, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
: The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa
(2009, 2011; translated into Chinese); Taxation and State-Building in Developing Countries: Capacity and Consent
, co-editor (2008); Aid Dependence and Governance
(2000); Chinese Aid and African Development: Exporting Green Revolution
(1998); numerous book chapters, commentaries for a general audience and articles in Comparative Politics, World Development, Economic Development and Cultural Change, China Quarterly, Journal of Modern African Studies, African Affairs, International Affairs
and World Politics Review
; author of the blog, China in Africa: The Real StoryPost Event Coverage: Seminar Report