Sol Eskenazi

Zambia Country Lead

Education

Summary

Sol worked for AidData as a Junior Program Manager and Zambia Country Lead from 2016-2017. She is currently an MSc candidate at the London School of Economics studying social innovation and entrepreneurship. She holds her BA in International Relations and French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from college, Sol served as a Princeton in Africa Fellow at the African School of Economics in Benin. In this role, she conducted research on intergenerational mobility and its effects on risk aversion, work ethics and life outlook, and provided logistical and analytical support for a J-Pal RCT that examines the relationship between remedial education and learning outcomes at the secondary school level.

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

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