Leadership and Contributors


Stewart M. Patrick

Senior Fellow and Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program

Former State Department policy planning staff member. Current work focuses on U.S. policy toward global governance. Author of Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security (Oxford University Press, May 2011).

Expertise: Multilateral cooperation, international institutions and global governance; United Nations; weak and failing states; foreign assistance and post-conflict reconstruction; transnational threats; U.S. foreign policy; diplomatic history.

Miles Kahler

Distinguished professor at the School of International Service, American University. Current work examines the growing influence of emerging economies on global governance and U.S. response. Recent publications include Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Perspective (2013) and Politics in the New Hard Times (2013).

Expertise: Global and regional governance; international economic and financial institutions; Asia-Pacific regional institutions; role of the United States and the emerging economies in global and regional institutions.

Esther Brimmer

Served as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs from 2013 through 2015 and is now a professor of practice of international affairs.

She has also served in the U.S. Department of State, most recently as the assistant secretary for international organization affairs from 2009 to 2013. She was a member of the policy planning staff from 1999 to 2001 and was special assistant to the undersecretary for political affairs from 1993 to 1995. 

She is the author of a monograph, Seeing Blue? American Visions of the European Union, and numerous articles, including "Is Brazil a 'Responsible Stakeholder' or a Naysayer?" She is also the editor of eight books, including Five Dimensions of Homeland and International SecurityChanging Identities, Enduring Values: Is There Still a TransatlanticCommunity; Defending the Gains? Transatlantic Responses When Democracy is Under Threat; and The EU Constitutional Treaty: A Guide for Americans.

Research Staff

Megan Roberts
Associate Director, International Institutions and Global Governance

Terrence Mullan
Program Coordinator, International Institutions and Global Governance

Theresa Lou
Research Associate, International Institutions and Global Governance

CFR Contributors

Below you will find an alphabetical listing of CFR fellows who have contributed to IIGG projects.

John B. Bellinger III
Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law

Yanzhong Huang

Senior Fellow for Global Health

Matthew Waxman
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko
Senior Fellow

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