Renee Rotberg

Junior Program Manager

Research & Evaluation

I manage the geocoding team.



Renee is a Junior Program Manager at AidData for the Geocoding team. Her main responsibilities are supplying geocoded products for geospatial analysis and managing the Geocoding team. Previously Renee interned at HopeCore International Kenya in the microfinance/economic development unit, working with farmers to obtain small loans to expand their businesses and increase their disposable income. Renee received her MA in International Affairs with a certificate in Social and Economic Development from Pennsylvania State University. She holds a BA in History with a focus on the Middle East and Africa, and a BA in Dance from the University of California, Riverside.  


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.

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


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