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/assets/0/2911/4294969305/4294972551/af17e96e-2343-4011-88c9-d200897358e9.jpgDr. Deborah Bräutigam has been writing about China, Africa, state-building, governance and foreign aid for almost 30 years. Currently Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and Professor of International Development at American University’s School of International Service, and Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway, she has held faculty appointments at Columbia University in New York, and Silpakorn University in Thailand. She has also been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC; the Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; the Universities of Liberia, Mauritius, and Sierra Leone; and C. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway.

Dr. Bräutigam is author of The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa published by Oxford University Press. Her other books include Chinese Aid and African Development: Exporting Green Revolution and Aid Dependence and Governance, and she is co-editor of Taxation and State-Building in Developing Countries:  Capacity and Consent (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Dr. Bräutigam has published over sixty scholarly articles, book chapters, and commentaries for the general public. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Danish, French, and Turkish.

Twice winner of a Fulbright research award, Dr. Bräutigam has been a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and received grants from the Smith Richardson Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Professor Bräutigam has won three university awards for her teaching, and has served as a consultant and adviser for Transparency International, the United Nations, the World Bank, DfID, GIZ/GTZ, Norfund, DANIDA, AusAid, the African Development Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Her Ph.D. is from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.