Ethan Kapstein, PhD is co-director of ESOC and lead for the Development Finance and Fragile States project.
Kapstein is Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs at the School of Public Affairs and Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. 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 the author or editor of ten books, the most recent of which is Seeds of Stability: Land Reform and US Foreign Policy. His book 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.