I independently research a range of policy issues, and this site is a vehicle to share my research.

My research interests include but are not limited to Latin American and Chinese political economy, foreign policy, international relations, and regional organizations; political and economic problems unique to rural areas; the role of social media in the democratic process; big and open data analysis; alternative diplomacy and the role of diplomacy in policy; and social enterprises and philanthropic business.


Note: main site picture is of a tree in Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland