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,
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.
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.