Craig Murphy Recognized as Top International Studies Scholar
September 25, 2012
Jim Mortenson and Barbara Graceffa
The International Studies Association (ISA) announced that Craig Murphy, a research professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, is the recipient of its prestigious 2013 International Political Economy Distinguished Senior Scholar Award. According to the International Studies Association, the "award was created to recognize senior scholars of exceptional merit whose influence and intellectual works will likely continue to impact the field for years to come."
The award will be presented at the ISA's April 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco. Murphy joins two dozen eminent scholars including Albert Otto Hirschman, best known for development economics, Susan Strange, who pioneered the field of international political economy, Immanuel Wallerstein, a historical social scientist and expert world-systems analyst, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, the sociologist who was also the first truly democratically elected president of Brazil.
Department chair Eben Weitzman commended Murphy's work. "We are honored to have such a distinguished scholar at McCormack Graduate School. Craig's scholarship and applied policy work in the field of global governance is well known and this recognition is well deserved."
Craig Murphy studies the global politics of economic development, global governance, international political economy, and international relations theory. He is the co-director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability. and helped design the new PhD Program in Global Governance and Human Security.
Also, Murphy was recently featured in the September/October 2012 issue of Foreign Policy as one of 60 "top experts" interviewed about the United Nations. He is most prominently cited for explaining that the most influential thing that the UN has done is "institutionalizing the norm that people who are better off, anywhere in the world, have responsibilities to help those who are less well off, anywhere in the world".
Murphy is currently on a year's leave serving as a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is working to finish a history on voluntary consensus standard setting and its impact on industry, global governance, and social and environmental sustainability.