Michael Tierney

Michael Tierney is the George and Mary Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations and Director of both the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, and the AidData Center for Development Policy at the College of William and Mary. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants, including the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Professor Tierney earned his B.A. and M.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Professor Tierney researches all manners of international relations but has a particular interest in the role of international organizations in the global political arena.

Representative Publications

Long, James D., et al. “Knowledge Without Power: International Relations Scholars and the U.S. War in Iraq.” International Politics 52.1 (2015): 20-44.

Tierney, Michael J. “Rising Powers and the Regime for Development Finance.” International Studies Review 16.3 (2014): 452-455.

Roberts, J. Timmons, et al. “Has Foreign Aid Been Greened?.” Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 51.1 (2009): 8-21.

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