Faculty

Sanjeev Khagram

John Parke Young Chair in Global Political Economy

Professor Khagram is known worldwide for his interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral leadership on globalization, transnationalism, sustainable development, and human security

Contact

  • Email: khagram@oxy.edu
  • Office: Johnson Hall 205
  • Phone: (323) 259-1345

Education: B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. Stanford

Courses | Publications | Presentations

Professor Khagram has been with Occidental since 2012 where, in addition to his leadership of the Young Initiative, he is a faculty member in the Department of Diplomacy and World Affairs and Faculty Director of Oxypreneurship. Dr. Khagram was recognized as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and wrote the UN Secretary General's Report on the Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis in 2009. He was previously also Dean of the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Senior Advisory Policy/Strategy at the World Commission on Dams, Associate Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Wyss Visiting Professor at the Harvard Business School, and Professor of Public Affairs and International Studies/Director of the Lindenberg Center for International Development at the University of Washington. Most recently, Dr. Khagram was the Architect/Producer of the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency and Founder/Chair of Innovations for Scaling Impact. He has worked with global networks, multi-stakeholder initiatives, international agencies, governments, corporations, civil society organizations, professional organizations and universities all over the world.  See his widely acclaimed volume published by Brookings Press, Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability.

Courses

Fall 2012

DWA 410: Task Force in Diplomacy and World Affairs

The course strives to strengthen a students ability to research, write, and present an extended policy/practice oriented report for a real-world client on a contemporary and exciting topic in world affairs, and practice being part of a high-functioning team. The client was YouNoodle, a company that is building an ecosystem of entreprenuers all over the world to organizations innovate faster. The research topic was to examine the range of national intitiaves promoting entrepreneurship that have the goal of fostering sustainable economic growth and job creation. Students were able to attend the YN1K, a 5 day training program in Silicon Valley that brought the founding 50 members together to learn, network and build the foundation for fututre collaborations and projects. The students final Task Force Brief is titled Entreprenuership in the Globalized Era.

Spring 2013

DWA 150: Entrepreneurial Leadership in the 21st Century

Twenty-first century has witnessed an explosion of practical interest, research, teaching on entrepreneurship and leadership across sectors of economic, social and political life. This course provides students with a synthetic and multi-disciplinary overview to the key elements and models of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leadership as well as support them in exploring their own entrepreneurial leadership competencies and goals. 

DWA 280: Globalization - Issues and Controversies

The course explores the various facets of the globalization process, its causes and wide-ranging consequences, and its implications for United States domestic and foreign policy as well as for global governance. Students analyze the benefits of globalzation and its differeing impacts on various regions around the world. 

DWA 350: Global Political Economy - Advanced topics 

The course focus ranged from  the state of the global economy and global economic crises; multinational corporations and corporate social responsibility; global production and supply chains to  transparency and accountability, among others. Students had the opportunity to meet prominent leaders of various of the topics reviewed in class. 

Fall 2013

DWA 101: International Relations- Changing Rules of the Game 

The purposes of this course are: 1) to introduce fundamental tools and perspectives on the study of world politics, including major theories and analytical approaches to international relations; 2) to understand the historical evolution of the contemporary international system, with special emphasis on the post-World War II era; 3) to apply theoretical and conceptual understandings of international relations to current issues in world politics. 

DWA 151: Entrepreneurial Leadership in the 21st century

DWA 410:  Task Force in Diplomacy and World Affairs 

 

Publications 

Peer Reviewed Books, Volumes and Major Global Policy Reports

2013 - Global Action Networks and the Future of the Planet, contracted with Cornell University Press. 

2012 - Open Budgets: The Transnational Political Economy of Fiscal Transparency, Participation and Accountability, co-edited volume with Archon Fung and Palo de Renzio, forthcoming with Brookings Institution Press.

2009 - Voices of the Vulnerable, The First Global Report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor and Vulnerable, New York: The United Nations.

2008 - The Transnational Studies Reader: Intersections and Innovations, co-edited volume with Peggy Levitt, New York: Routledge.

2007 - “Is Corporate Citizenship Making a Difference,” co-editor with Ralph Hamann and Maggie Opondo, of a Journal of Corporate Citizenship special volume, Issue 28, Winter.

2004 - Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press and Delhi: Oxford University Press.

2002 - Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks and Norms, co-edited volume with James V. Riker and Kathryn Sikkink, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

2000 - Dams and Development: The Final Report of the World Commission on Dams, London: Oxford University Press.

Peer Reviewed Articles and Chapters

2011/12 - “Transnationalism”, in George Ritzer (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Globalization, New York: Routledge Press, forthcoming.

2010(a) - “Towards a Platinum Standard for Evidence-Based Assessment by 2020,” with Craig Thomas, Public Administration Review (Special Issue on the Future of Public Administration in 2020), Volume 70, December, pp. 100-106.

2010(b) - “Thinking About Knowing: Conceptual Foundations for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research,” et al, in Environmental Conservation, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 388-397.

2009(a) - Seeding The Role of Transnational Action in the Development of Meaningful International Cooperation and Leadership to Prevent Genocide,” with Horacio Trujillo, in Politorbis (Special Issue on Genocide Prevention), Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 99-106.

2009(b) - “Evidence for Development Effectiveness,” with Craig Thomas, et al, in the Journal of Development Effectiveness, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 247–270.

2009(c) - “Global Health Governance: Towards Systemic Coherence to Scale Impact,” with Devi Shridhar and Tikki Pang, in Global Health Governance, Vol 2, No. 2-3, Fall 2008/Spring 2009, pp. 1-23.

2008(a) - “Transnational Transformations: From Government-Centric International Regimes to Multi-Actor, Multi-Level Global Governance?,” with Saleem Ali, in Jacob Park, Ken Conca, and Matthias Finger et al (eds.), The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance, New York: Routledge Press, pp. 132-162.

2008(b) - “Constructing Transnational Studies,” with Peggy Levitt, in Ludger Pries (ed.), Transnational Communities, New York: Routledge Press, pp. 21-40. Also published as Chapter 1 in Sanjeev Khagram and Peggy Levitt (eds.), The Transnational Studies Reader, New York: Routledge Press.

2007(a) - "Multi-Stakeholder Global Networks:  Emerging Systems for the Global Common Good," with Steve Waddell, in P. Glasbergen, F. Biermann, and A. Mol(eds.), Partnerships, Governance and Sustainable Development. Reflections on Theory and Practice, Edward Elgar Press, pp. 261-287.

2007(b) - “South Africa’s Approach to Post-Apartheid: Collaborative Governance or Hardball Bargaining?,” with Ralph Hamann and Shannon Rohan, in Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 21-37.

2006(a) - “Possible Architectures of Global Governance: A Transnational Perspective/Prospective,” in Global Governance, Vol. 12, pp. 97-117.

2006(b) - “Environment and Security,” with Saleem Ali, in Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 31, No. 14, pp. 1-17.

2006(c) - “Dynamics of Corporate Responsibility,” with Suzanne Shanahan, in Gili Drori and John Meyer (eds.), Globalization and Organizations, Oxford University Press, pp. 196-224.

2006(d) - “When the Land Tells A Story: Using Geographic Information Systems for Landscape Monitoring and Humanitarian Relief,” with Randall B. Kemp, in the Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 68-79.

2006(e) - “The Rise of Civic Transnationalism,” in Srilatha Batliawala and L. David Brown (eds.) Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction, Bloomfield: Kumarian Press, pp. 65-81.

2005(a) - “Inequality and Corruption,” with You Jong-Sung, in the American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 70, February, pp. 136-157.

2005(b) - “Beyond Temples and Tombs: Towards Effective Governance for Sustainable Development Through The World Commission on Dams,” in Ramesh Thakur, Andrew F. Cooper and John English (eds.); International Commissions and the Power of Ideas, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2005, pp. 142-166.

2004(a) - “For A Clearer Picture: Focus on the Brazilian Social Balance Sheet,” with Christin Hokenstad and Cecelia Arruda, in Harvard Business School Review (Latin America Edition), pp. 2-7.

2004(b) - “On Creating Public Value: What Business Might Learn From Government About Strategic Management,” with Mark H. Moore, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Working Paper.

2003(a) - “From Human Security and the Environment to Sustainable Security and Development,” with William C. Clark and Dana Firas Raad, in the Journal of Human Development, Vol. 4, No. 2, July, pp. 289-313. Also published in Lincoln Chen et al (eds.), Human Insecurity in a Global World, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

2003(b) - “Neither Temples Nor Tombs – Global Experiences and Evidence on the Performance of Large Dams,” Vol. 45, No. 4, May 2003, pp. 29-37.

2002(a) - “Introduction: From Santiago to Seattle,” with James V. Riker and Kathryn Sikkink, in Sanjeev Khagram, James V. Riker and Kathryn Sikkink, (eds.), Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks and Norms, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 3-23.

2002(b) - “Restructuring the Global Politics of Development: The Case of India’s Narmada Valley Dams,” in Sanjeev Khagram, et. al. (eds.), Restructuring World Politics: Transnational Social Movements, Networks and Norms, University of Minnesota Press, pp. 206-230.

2001(a) - “Seen, Rich, But Unheard: The Politics of Asian Indians in the United States,” et al, in Gordon H. Chang, (ed.), Asian Americans and Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

2001(b) - “Activist-Researcher Collaborations on Transnational Civil Society,” with others, in L. David Brown (ed.), Practice-Research Engagement and Civil Society in a Globalizing World, Washington D.C.: Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Cambridge: Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, pp. 49-62.

2000(a) - “Globalization, NGOs, and Multisectoral Relations,” with L. David Brown, Mark H. Moore, and Peter Frumkin, in Joseph S. Nye and John D. Donahue, (eds.), Governance in a Globalizing World, Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 271-296.

2000(b) - “Toward Democratic Governance for Sustainable Development: Transnational Civil Society Organizing Around Big Dams,” in Ann M. Florini (ed.), The Third Force: The Rise of Transnational Civil Society, Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange and Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, pp. 83-114. Forthcoming reprint in The Globalization Reader4th edition, ed. Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Also reprinted in Sanjeev Khagram and Peggy Levitt (eds), The Transnational Studies Reader, New York: Routledge Press, 2008.

Published Teaching Cases

The U.S. AID Rwanda Mission: The Challenge of Integrating Humanitarian and Development Aid, Electronic Hallway, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

“Hurricane Katrina: A Man-Made Crisis?,” Electronic Hallway, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

“Information Communication and Coordination Immediately After the Indian Ocean Tsunami,” Electronic Hallway, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

“The Challenge of Participation in Mauritania,” Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

“The Making of Transparency International,” Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Presentations

“The Interdisciplinary Field of Transnational Studies,” Invited Keynote Lecture to the Duke University International Comparative Studies Program. May 2012.            

“The Future of Research and Practice on Transparency,” Accepted Panel at the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA. April 2012.   

“Innovations for Scaling Impact,” Invited Keynote Lecture at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. March 2012.            

“A Multi-Stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency and Accountability,” Invited Panel at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. Feb 2012.            

“The First Assembly of the Global Movement For Budget Transparency, Participation and Accountability,” Keynote Speaker and Assembly Facilitator, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Nov 2011. 

“The Future of Research and Practice on Transparency,” Accepted Panel at the Annual Conference of APPAM, Washington D.C. Oct 2011.            

“The Role of Corporations and Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change,” strategy discussion with Senior Leaders, Environmental Defense Fund. Oct 2011.     

“Multi-Stakeholder Global Governance,” presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political science Association, Seattle. Sep 2011.           

“Towards A Multi-Stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency,” at the Center for Budget Priorities, Washington D.C. July 2011.            

“The Political Economy of Budget Accountability,” at The First Global Transparency Conference, Rutgers University. May 2011.            

“Future Architecture of Global Governance and The Emergence of Global Action Networks,” World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland. Feb 2011.            

“Future Architecture of Global Governance and The Emergence of Global Action Networks,” CIVICUS World Assembly, Montreal, Canada. Sep 2010.            

“The Future of Impact Evaluation for International Development,” at the International Development Research Centre, Ontario, Canada. Aug 2010.            

May 2010- “Building Global Norms for Budget Transparency and Accountability,” International Budget Partnership, Washington D.C.

Mar 2010            “The Campaign to End Pediatric Aids,” at UNAIDS.

Feb 2010            “Network Monitoring and Evaluation,” at the Packard Foundation, Los Altos, California.

Dec 2009            “The Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor and Vulnerable,” Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, Germany.

Oct 2009            “Developing Robust Advocacy and Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Systems,” Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, London, England.

Aug 2009            “Towards and Global Multi-Stakeholder Network to End Mass Violence,” Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

July 2009            “Preliminary Evidence on the Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor and Vulnerable,” United Nations, New York.

Apr 2009            “Impact Evaluation for Improved Development,” International Conference on Impact Evaluation for Development,” Plenary Presentation, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and African Evaluation Association, Cairo, Egypt.

Mar 2009            “Future Architectures of Global Governance,” Global Studies Program Distinguished Mellinkamp Lecture Series, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Feb 2009            “Global Social Enterprises and the Future of Planetary Problem Solving,” Bantele Chair Lecture, Maxwell School of Public and Global Affairs, Syracuse University.

Dec 2008             “Global Action Networks and the Rise of Asia,” Conference at the Centre for Asia and Globalization, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore.

Oct 2008             "Global Action Networks as Global Social Enterprises," Harvard Business School Program on Social Enterprise.

May 2008            “Transnational Networks and Norms,” The Watson School of International Studies at Brown University.

Mar 2008            “Advocacy Impacts Learning and Evaluation,” Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.

Feb 2008            From Environment and Security to Sustainable Security and Development,” Woodrow Wilson Institute, Washington D.C.

Nov 2007            “The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility and New Forms of Regulation,” Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference, New York City.

July 2007            “The Transnational Dynamics of Corruption and Anti-Corruption,” Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, Germany.

May 2007             "Building Partnerships in the State of Washington for Global Sustainable Development: The Case of Phree-Way," at the Global State of Washington Workshop.

Oct 2006            Global Affairs Lecture Series, "Global Health: The Role of the United States," University of Washington.

May 2006            Public Health Lecture Series, "Political Instability, Armed Conflict, Displacement and Public Health," University of Washington.

May 2006            Research Seminar, "Theorizing and Practicing Global Learning Action Networks," Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

April 2006            Washington Weekend, "Corporate Social Responsibility," Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

March 2006            “The Transnational Bases of Idea Formation and Circulation”, and "The Asymmetric, Contested Transnational Structuration of Corporate Citizenship and Market Governance," Workshop Co-Organizer and Presenter, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA.

Jan 2006            “The Future of International Development,” Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.

May 2012            “The Interdisciplinary Field of Transnational Studies,” Invited Keynote Lecture to the Duke University International Comparative Studies Program.

Apr 2012            “The Future of Research and Practice on Transparency,” Accepted Panel at the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, San Diego, CA.

Mar 2012            “Innovations for Scaling Impact,” Invited Keynote Lecture at the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Feb 2012            “A Multi-Stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency and Accountability,” Invited Panel at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Nov 2011            “The First Assembly of the Global Movement For Budget Transparency, Participation and Accountability,” Keynote Speaker and Assembly Facilitator, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Oct 2011            “The Future of Research and Practice on Transparency,” Accepted Panel at the Annual Conference of APPAM, Washington D.C.

Oct 2011            “The Role of Corporations and Global Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change,” strategy discussion with Senior Leaders, Environmental Defense Fund

Sep 2011            “Multi-Stakeholder Global Governance,” presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political science Association, Seattle.

July 2011            “Towards A Multi-Stakeholder Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency,” at the Center for Budget Priorities, Washington D.C.

May 2011            “The Political Economy of Budget Accountability,” at The First Global Transparency Conference, Rutgers University.

Feb 2011            “Future Architecture of Global Governance and The Emergence of Global Action Networks,” World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.

Sep 2010            “Future Architecture of Global Governance and The Emergence of Global Action Networks,” CIVICUS World Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

Aug 2010            “The Future of Impact Evaluation for International Development,” at the International Development Research Centre, Ontario, Canada.

May 2010            “Building Global Norms for Budget Transparency and Accountability,” International Budget Partnership, Washington D.C.

Mar 2010            “The Campaign to End Pediatric Aids,” at UNAIDS.

Feb 2010            “Network Monitoring and Evaluation,” at the Packard Foundation, Los Altos, California.

Dec 2009            “The Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor and Vulnerable,” Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, Germany.

Oct 2009            “Developing Robust Advocacy and Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Systems,” Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, London, England.

Aug 2009            “Towards and Global Multi-Stakeholder Network to End Mass Violence,” Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

July 2009            “Preliminary Evidence on the Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis on the Poor and Vulnerable,” United Nations, New York.

Apr 2009            “Impact Evaluation for Improved Development,” International Conference on Impact Evaluation for Development,” Plenary Presentation, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation and African Evaluation Association, Cairo, Egypt.

Mar 2009            “Future Architectures of Global Governance,” Global Studies Program Distinguished Mellinkamp Lecture Series, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Feb 2009            “Global Social Enterprises and the Future of Planetary Problem Solving,” Bantele Chair Lecture, Maxwell School of Public and Global Affairs, Syracuse University.

Dec 2008             “Global Action Networks and the Rise of Asia,” Conference at the Centre for Asia and Globalization, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore.

Oct 2008             "Global Action Networks as Global Social Enterprises," Harvard Business School Program on Social Enterprise.

May 2008            “Transnational Networks and Norms,” The Watson School of International Studies at Brown University.

Mar 2008            “Advocacy Impacts Learning and Evaluation,” Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.

Feb 2008            From Environment and Security to Sustainable Security and Development,” Woodrow Wilson Institute, Washington D.C.

Nov 2007            “The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility and New Forms of Regulation,” Business for Social Responsibility Annual Conference, New York City.

July 2007            “The Transnational Dynamics of Corruption and Anti-Corruption,” Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, Germany.

May 2007             "Building Partnerships in the State of Washington for Global Sustainable Development: The Case of Phree-Way," at the Global State of Washington Workshop.

Oct 2006            Global Affairs Lecture Series, "Global Health: The Role of the United States," University of Washington.

May 2006            Public Health Lecture Series, "Political Instability, Armed Conflict, Displacement and Public Health," University of Washington.

May 2006            Research Seminar, "Theorizing and Practicing Global Learning Action Networks," Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

April 2006            Washington Weekend, "Corporate Social Responsibility," Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

March 2006            “The Transnational Bases of Idea Formation and Circulation”, and "The Asymmetric, Contested Transnational Structuration of Corporate Citizenship and Market Governance," Workshop Co-Organizer and Presenter, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA.

Jan 2006            “The Future of International Development,” Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington.