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Danielle Resnick

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution

Full Biography

Dr. Danielle Resnick, is a political scientist whose research focuses on the political economy of development, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa. She previously was a senior research fellow and governance theme leader at the International Food Policy Research Institute and a research fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research. She has lived, conducted fieldwork, and engaged in policy outreach in multiple countries, including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including “Urban Poverty and Party Populism in African Democracies” (Cambridge University Press). Resnick currently serves on the editorial boards of Populism and Regional and Federal Studies, and she has previously consulted for the Bertelsmann Foundation, Global Alliance on Improved Nutrition, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, Oxford Analytica, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, and the World Bank. Her research has been funded by USAID, the International Growth Centre, and the Social Science Research Council, among others, and has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Radio France International, and Voice of America. She received her Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, M.Sc. in development studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.S. in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.