Deb BrautigamProfessor, International Development and Comparative Politics, International Development/China Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Website and blog

Expertise/Research Interests: Chinese aid, Chinese development finance, Chinese diplomacy

Languages: English, Mandarin

Bio: Professor Brautigam is an expert on Chinese aid and development finance to Africa, having spent nearly two decades researching the subject. She is also an expert on the topics of state-building, governance, and foreign aid. Currently Professor of International Development and Comparative Politics and Director of the International Development Program at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), she has also held faculty appointments at American University, Columbia University, the University of Bergen, Norway, and been a fellow with the Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. Dr. Brautigam has twice won the Fulbright research award. She is also a recipient of fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her research has been funded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the North South Center at the University of Miami, and the UK Centre for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR). She has served as a consultant for Transparency International, the United Nations, the World Bank, DFID, GIZ, DANIDA, the African Development Bank, and USAID, and has provided commentary to the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Guardian, CNN, NPR, Al-Jazeera, VOA, CCTV, and MSNBC. She received her PhD in international development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.