Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs
Case Western Reserve University


Areas of Expertise
International Organizations, US Foreign Policy, International Development, Intergovernmental Organizations, Global Governance, Globalization, International Financial and Trade Organizations, Political Economy, Multilateralism and Regimes, International Non-Governmental Organizations

Dr. Lavelle is the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and a Global Fellow in the Global Europe program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Her current research explores multilateralism in world affairs. She is currently working on two major projects in this area. The first is a book manuscript that traces the history multilateralism paying particular attention to the relationship between domestic and international politics that have helped and hindered the process over time. The second project comprises three journal articles specifically related to the global governance of finance.

She has held fellowships and grants from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, American Political Science Association, Hagley Museum and Library, and West Africa Research Association. In the spring semester of 2010, she was the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Global Affairs at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto. She is a permanent member of the New York Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. Lavelle currently serves as the section President of the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association. She is an associate editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies—formerly the International Studies Association Compendium Project. In the past, she has chaired the editorial review committee of the American Political Science Association’s journal PS: Political Science and Politics, as well as serving on its editorial board.

Recent Publications
Dr. Lavelle’s most recent book was on the topic of American governing institutions that formulate financial policy titled Money and Banks in the American Political System, released by Cambridge University Press in 2013. Her other recent book is a scholarly monograph Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank (Oxford University Press, 2011), which explores the intersection of national and international politics in the American legislature with respect to the Bretton Woods institutions from their origins to the present. Her first book, The Politics of Equity Finance in Emerging Markets (Oxford University Press, 2004), analyzed the historical and political processes that led to the ownership structures of large firms in middle and low-income countries.

She has published articles, book reviews, and chapters appearing in The Journal of Policy History, International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, International Organization, Review of International Organizations, The Journal of Modern African Studies, Third World Quarterly, Review of International Political Economy, International Journal of Political Economy, International Studies Review, Journal of International Affairs and The Columbia Journal of World Business.

Recent ACUNS Activity
Dr. Lavelle wrote her dissertation on the African Group in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. She attended the ACUNS annual meeting shortly after that in Turin, Italy in 1996. The next summer, she participated in the summer workshop at Brown University. She attended the annual meetings in 1999 in New York, 2003 in New York, 2004 in Geneva, and 2005 in Ottawa.