Dr Carolyn Deere awarded Ford Foundation grant

Dr Carolyn Deere has been awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to support the work of the newly launched Global Trade Governance Project at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Department of Politics and International Relations.
The grant supports a two-year initiative to catalyse academic research and policy dialogue aimed at making the governance of the global trading system work for developing countries and sustainable development - and will be implemented in collaboration with the Program for the Study of International Organization(s) (PSIO) at the University of Geneva`s Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) and with research institutes in several developing countries.

Dr. Carolyn Deere is a Senior Researcher at the Global Economic Governance Programme where she directs its Trade Project. She is also a Senior Research Associate at Oxford`s Centre for International Studies and is currently a Resident Scholar at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Deere completed her DPhil in International Relations at University College. While preparing her doctorate, she founded Intellectual Property Watch - the leading independent news service on international intellectual property policymaking - and now Chairs its Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of 3D -> Trade - Human Rights - Equitable Economy. Dr. Deere previously served as the Assistant Director of the Global Inclusion Programme at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York where she was responsible for grantmaking on intellectual property, trade and sustainable development.

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