Dr. Virginia Haufler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland, College Park. She is an Associate of the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda and of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. A political scientist by training, she specializes in international political economy, particularly the role of the private sector in world politics. Her current research examines why the foreign policy community now seeks to incorporate multinational corporations into conflict prevention initiatives in the developing world. From 1999-2000, Virginia Haufler was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she created the project on the Role of the Private Sector in International Affairs. She has taught at Cornell University, UCLA, Nankai University (China) and Budapest University of Economics. She has authored and edited a number of books, in addition to articles in professional and popular journals, chapters in edited volumes, and interviews in print and on radio. She is a consultant to industry, non-profits, and international organizations, and serves on the Executive Board of Women in International Security , a non-profit, non-partisan organization for women in international affairs.

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