Faculty & Staff

Craig N. Murphy, PhD

  • Research Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School Co-Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability
  • Telephone: 617.287.7489
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 128A

Areas of Expertise

International Governance by both Public and Private Institutions, Global Inequalities (based on Region, Occupational Class, Gender, and Race), Global Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, United Nations Reform, The Role of Great Powers in the United Nations, Globalization, International Relations Theory, The Use of Ethnographic and Historical Methods in Global Studies


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

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.

Murphy is past-president of the International Studies Association (2000–01) and past-chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2002–04). He was one of the two founding editors of the international public policy journal, Global Governance, which received the 1996 award from the American Association of Publishers for the best new journal in the social sciences, management, and the humanities.  Murphy is actively involved with the effort to reform the UN’s work throughout the developing world including as a consultant for the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative and for the FUNDS (Future of the UN Development System) Project.

Murphy has overseen post-doctoral students and served on doctoral committees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America and is regularly consulted on program design and the pedagogy of international studies, a role he has played at Haverford, Manchester, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Rice, Rutgers, Tufts, Williams and other schools.