The steering committee’s responsibilities include advising the program director, participating in annual reviews of the program, and serving as a resource for majors who share their interests.  The steering committee meets approximately once each semester, and members are invited to program events.  The steering committee is composed of a total of six faculty members and the director. Individuals eligible to serve on the committee include faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Economics, who have teaching and research interests that focus on a particular region of the world (sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa) or that are transregional in nature.

Current Members

Beth Carter (until 2025)

Ananya Dasgupta (until 2023)

Jay Geller (until 2025)

Bill Marling (until 2023)

Lihong Shi (until 2023)

Past Members

Gilbert Doho

John Flores

Brian Gran

Vanessa Hildebrand

Elliot Posner

Damaris Punales-Alpizar

Jonathan Tan