Ethan B. Kapstein

Ethan B. Kapstein is Associate Director of ESOC. He is also Senior Advisor and Director for Economics at the United States Institute of Peace and Senior Director and Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University. Ethan is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and Research Affiliate at NBER. He has previously held chaired positions at the University of Texas at Austin, INSEAD, and the University of Minnesota. Ethan has also served as a Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Principal Administrator at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, and Executive Director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University. He is a former international banker and has served as an officer in the United States Navy. A specialist in international economic relations, he has published widely in professional and policy journals, and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the International Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He is the author or editor of ten books, the most recent of which is AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations (with Josh Busby), which won the 2014 Don K. Price Award from the American Political Science Association. He has been a consultant to many private and public sector organizations, including Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank and OECD, and has been a visiting professor at Sciences Po (Paris), the University of Nice, the National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo) and the National War College (Washington, DC).