Mike Tierney

Director of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations at the College of William & Mary

One of the originals.

Education

Summary

Mike is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William & Mary, and directs the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, and the AidData Center for Development Policy. His interests include international organizations, international relations theory, political economy of development and institutions, and foreign aid.

Background

Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and the head of the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), administrative home of AidData. In total, ITPIR houses five major research projects or centers. Mike serves as Principal Investigator on AidData’s five-year, $25 million cooperative agreement with USAID. His expertise includes international organizations, the role of IR scholars in policymaking, and the development role of the BRICSA countries and their impact on the global development regime. 

Mike teaches on international relations, international organization, and international development. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He has published articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Review, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Politics. Mike holds a PhD in Political Science and Government from UC San Diego, and a BA in Political Science and Government from the College of William and Mary.

Website and CV

Expertise

International Relations, International Political Economy, International Development, Foreign Aid, Emerging Powers, Institutional Theory

Honors

Professional Associations