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John Forrer

John Forrer

Associate Director, Institute for Corporate Responsibility
Associate Research Professor, Strategic Management and Public Policy
Associate Faculty, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration

Department: Strategic Management and Public Policy
(202) 994-5248
Curriculum Vitae

The George Washington University, 1991 - Ph.D. Public Administration
Syracuse University, 1980 - M.P.A. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Miami University, 1978 - B.A. (Dual Degree) Public Administration; Political Science

Area of Expertise: Corporate Responsibility and Global Governance, Public-Private Partnerships, Governance Networks , Globalization, Business and Peace.


"From Certification to Supply Chain: An Analytic Framework for Enhancing Tropical Forest Governance," with Karen Mo. Organization and the Environment, (Forthcoming Fall 2013).

"Business Practices and Peace in Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons from Cyprus,"" with John Katsos. Business Ethics: A European Review (Forthcoming Fall 2013).

Governing and Cross-Sector Collaborations, with J. Kee and E. Boyer. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass (Forthcoming 2014).

"PPPs: E-SCADs or Partners in Service," with James Kee. Public Integrity, Spring 2012, Volume 14, Number 2.

Public-Private Partnerships and the Public Accountability Question,” with James Kee, Kathryn Newcomer and Eric Boyer. Public Administration Review, 2010, Vol 70-3, 475-484.

"Locating Peace Through Commerce in Good Global Governance," Journal of Business Ethics, January 2010, Vol. 89 449-460 DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0396-2

"How Do US Economic Sanctions Affect EU's Trade with Target Countries," with Jiawen Yang, Hossein Askari, and Lili Zhu, World Economy, 2009, Volume 32, No. 8: 1223-1244.

"Private Finance Initiative: The Theory and the Practice," with James Kee. The International Journal of Public Administration, January 2008, Vol. 31, No. 2.

Professional Activities:

  • Member, Editorial Board, Globalizations, journal published by Taylor and Francis
  • Member, Steering Committee, Globalization Studies Network
  • Advisor, Global Network on Neglected Tropical Diseases Control
  • Co-Leader, US Institute of Peace/ICR Task Force on Business and Peace
  • Member, Steering Committee, GW European Union Research Center
  • Member, Steering Committee, GW Institute for International Tourism

Current Research:

  • What Can Global Citizens do to Reduce Global Warming?
  • A Model of Good Global Governance: Global Governance Brokers
  • Global Commodities, Corporate Responsibility and Global Governance

Arsenault Family Foundation
US Institute of Peace
One Earth Foundation
Booz Allen Hamilton
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Business Civic Leadership Center
Ford Motor Company