Rebecca Latourell

Senior Program Manager

Policy Analysis

rlatourell@aiddata.org

I lead the Listening to Leaders practice area, and am a survey maven.

Education

Summary

Rebecca is a Senior Program Manager responsible for AidData's Survey Practice. Prior to joining AidData, Rebecca worked in communications and marketing coordinating high-level events with diverse stakeholders and audiences, including product launches, trade shows, and the Leading Large Scale Change Executive Briefing Series. She has a particular interest in food security, and served as a graduate intern in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security where she helped establish the strategic review process for Feed the Future focus countries. She holds an MPA from New York University, where she specialized in policy analysis and international development, and a BA in History with honors from the University of Washington.

Background

Dr. Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations, a founder of AidData, and Co-Director 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 served as a 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