February 19, David Skidmore
Topic: Thirst: China’s Water Crisis
Location: Meredith 101
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Professor David Skidmore serves as Director of The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship and the Nelson Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs and teaches in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Drake. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and taught at Hamilton College and the University of Notre Dame before arriving at Drake in 1989. During the 1996-97 academic year, Skidmore taught at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. More recently, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong for the 2010-2011 academic year. His other travels have taken him to Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Malaysia, Macau, England, Germany, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Brazil. Skidmore has had past supervisory experience related to the Drake Curriculum, the First Year Seminar Program, the International Relations Program, and the Drake Undergraduate Social Science Journal. His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international political economy, American foreign policy, international relations theory and Latin American politics. Skidmore is author, co-author or editor of six books and has published numerous academic articles and book chapters. His most recent book is The Unilateralist Temptation in American Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2011). He is currently working on a co-authored textbook dealing with international political economy.