Rawi Abdelal Session Overview

Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Rawi Abdelal is the Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His primary expertise is international political economy, and his research focuses on the politics of globalization and the political economy of Eurasia. Professor Abdelal is a Faculty Associate of Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and serves on the Executive Committee of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is the head of Harvard's required, first-year MBA course, Business, Government, and the International Economy. Professor Abdelal's first book, National Purpose in the World Economy, won the 2002 Shulman Prize as the outstanding book on the international relations of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His second book, Capital Rules, explains the evolution of the social norms and legal rules of the international financial system. Abdelal has also edited or co-edited three books: The Rules of Globalization, a collection of Harvard Business School cases on international business; Measuring Identity; and Constructing the International Economy. Abdelal is currently working on The Price of Power, a book that explores the relationships among political leadership, state-building, foreign investment, and geopolitics in the Russian energy sector.


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2016–2017 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Ambassador James Dobbins and move into a range of topics that include Ethnicity, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Realism, Liberalism, and U.S.-China Relations; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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