Robert S. Walters PhD, University of Michigan, 1968



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University of Pittsburgh 4613 Posvar Hall
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Areas of Expertise

FIELDS OF INTEREST

International Political Economy
Competitiveness and Trade Policy
World Politics
International Organizations

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Globalization and governance. Intersection of local, regional, national, and international economic political economy--Policy implications and implications for IR theory.

BOOKS

Talking Trade: U.S. Trade Negotiations in Perspective. Boulder, Westview Press, 1993.

The Politics of Global Economic Relations (co-authored with David Blake), 4th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1992. Previous Editions, 1987, 1983, 1976. Parts reprinted in R. Mathews, A. Rubinoff, J. Stein (eds.) International Conflict and Conflict Management, Prentice-Hall, 1984, pp. 281-91. Translated into Japanese. Parts translated into Chinese by Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing.

American and Soviet Aid, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970. Translated into Chinese in Peoples Republic of China.

In progress. Editing and contributing to volume on Globalization, Regionlism and Governance. Revised papers from conference at Brigham Young University organized by the IPSA Research Council on the Emerging International Economic Order

ARTICLES

Professional Biography of Harold K. Jacobson, in Charles Lockhart, American Political Scientists, 1993.

"Industrial Crises and American Public Policy: Patterns Evident in the Steel, Automobile, and Semiconductor Experiences," International Political Economy Yearbook, Westview Press, 1985.

"America's Declining Industrial Competitiveness: Protectionism, the Marketplace and the State," P.S., Vol. 16, No. 1 (Winter 1983), pp. 25-33. Reprinted in Pitt, Vol. 37, No. 4 (May 1983), pp. 8-12.

"Industry and Government Approaches to the Crisis in Steel," in H. Jacobson and D. Sidjanski (eds.) The Emerging in International Economic Order, Sage, 1982.

"The Contemporary Global Economy and American Foreign Policy" (co-authored with David Blake), in Trade, Inflation and Ethics: Critical Choices for Americans, Vol. V., Lexington: D.C. Heath and Company, 1976.

"UNCTAD: Intervener Between Poor and Rich States," Journal of World Trade Laws, Vol. 7, No. 5 (Sept./Oct. 1973).

"International Political Economy: What Is It? Why Don't We Teach It?" Newsletter, International Political Economy Group, International Studies Association, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 1973.

"International Organizations and the Multinational Corporations: An Overview and Observations," The Annals, American Academy of Political and Social Science, September 1972.

"International Organization and Political Communications: The Use of UNCTAD by Less Developed Countries," International Organizations, Vol. XXV, No. 4, 1971, pp. 818-35.

Soviet Economic Aid to Cuba: 1959-1964," International Affairs (London), Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan. 1966), pp. 74-86. Reprinted in James Goodsell (ed.) Fidel Castro's Personal Revolution in Cuba: 1959-1973. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Regionalism, Multilateralism and Globalization”, Conference on Comparative Regionalism: The European Union and Mercosur. Center for Latin American Studies, European Union Center, Center for West European Studies, and the International Business Center, University of Pittsburgh, May 15,2002.

"Globalization and Governance: Re-articulating Political and Economic Systems", Conference on Globalization, Regionalism and Governance, IPSA Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order, Brigham Young University, Sept. 11-12, 1998. With Jon Pierre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

"Disembedding" Liberalism: Unanticipated Consequences of Internationalizing the State, Colloquium, University of Sheffield/University of Pittsburgh, May 16-17, 1996.

"The Changing Global Economy", University Center for International Studies 25th Anniversary Symposium, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, March 28, 1993

"The Political-Economy of Crises in Steel and Coal Communities", Working Seminar on Steel and Coal Communities in Comparative Perspective, 1900-1990: The United Sates and Germany. Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The University Center for International Service, and the History Departments of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. April 20-22, 1990.

"Science Technology, and Economic Competitiveness: US and Japanese Efforts to Commercialize High Temperature Superconductivity," co-authored with Ellis Krauss, delivered at International Studies Association, London, April 1, 1989.

"An American Perspective on US-EEC Trade Relations," delivered at the International Colloquium of the Commission for the Study of the European Communities Aix-en-Provence, October 9-10, 1986.

"America's Adaptation to a Changing International Economy: Structural Challenges Confronting Liberal Economic Traditions," delivered at the XIII World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Paris, July 17, 1985.

"Strategic Economics and Industrial Vulnerability: Challenges to Policy and Analysis for the United States," Institute for Strategic Economics and Industrial Vulnerability, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, April 1985.

"The Character of Adjustment in the US Steel Industry," delivered at the International Conference on Sectoral Crisis Management, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn, June 7, 1984.

"The Political Economy of Structural Adjustment," delivered at the International Conference on Sectoral Crisis Management, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Bonn, June 8, 1984.

"The Steel Case in US-European Relations," delivered at the Institut Fur Europpaische Politik, Bonn, December 17, 1983.

"The US Steel and Automobile Industries: Patterns in Domestic Economic and Foreign Trade Policies," delivered at the XIIth World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Rio de Janeiro, August 9-14, 1982. Also delivered at the NSF Conference on Trade Policy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 29-31, 1981.

"Teaching International Economic Interdependence," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Philadelphia, March 19, 1981.

"Industry and Government Approaches to the Crisis in Steel: Protectionism, Structural Shifts and International Economic Peacekeeping," delivered at the XIth World Conference of the International Political Science Association, Moscow, August 16, 1979.

"Obstacles and Progress in the Development of the International Political Economy Field," delivered at the Conference on Graduate Education in International Political Economy, University of Southern California, Santa Monica, March 17-19, 1978.

"The Politics of the World Economic Crisis," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Washington, D.C., February 21, 1975.

"International Political Economy: What is it? Why Don't We Teach It," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New York, March 16, 1973.

"The Impact of UNCTAD on Rich Countries and International Organizations Controlled by Rich States," delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 7, 1972.

"Soviet vs. US Foreign Aid: Similarities and Difference," delivered at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, March 1968.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Organizer of two panels (chair of one), 18th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Quebec, August 2000. IPSA Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order

Organizer, with Jon Pierre, of Conference on Globalization, Regionalism and Governance, IPSA Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order, Brigham Young University, Sept. 11-12, 1998.

Organizer of two panels (chair of one), 17th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Seoul, Korea , August 1997. IPSA Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order

Organizer for IPSA Research Committee conference (with Jon Pierre), "Cross-National Analyses of Regional Economic Adjustment Strategies", Gothenburg, Sweden, May 31- June 1, 1996.

Conducted a week-long workshop for local and regional economic officials on the political economy of regional economic adjustment (with Jon Pierre of University of Gothenburg) at Donetsk State University , Donestsk, Ukraine, Funded by the Eurasia Foundation and the Soros Foundation., September 18-25, 1994.

Organizer of two panels (chair of one), 16th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Berlin, Germany, August 21-25, 1994

Organizer of two panels (chair of one), 15th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 21-25, 1991

Invited to Beijing by the International Institute and Economy Institute of the Research Center for Economic, Technological, and Social Development of the State Council, PRC as well as by the Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences to develop a joint research project on technology policy, July , 1990.

Organizer of three panels (chair of one), States and Markets in International Structural Economic Change. 14th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Washington, D.C. August 1988.

Organizer and Chair of Colloquium on the Political Economy of Structural Economic Changes in Europe, the United States, and Japan. In association with the Trans European Policy Studies Association. Funded by the Mobay Cooperation and the University of Pittsburgh, March 1987.

Panel Chair, Industry Specific Studies and Comparisons Across Sectors, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 1986.

Panel Moderator, Industrial Policy and Regional economic Development in the Ruhr, Colloquium/Workshop on the Ruhr and Pittsburgh, Regional Structural Change in International Perspective, University of Pittsburgh, Sept. 5-7, 1984.

Panel Moderator, Steel Policy in Luxembourg, Colloquium/Workshop on Luxembourg and Pittsburgh, Regional Structural Change in International Perspective, University of Pittsburgh, April 1984.

Discussant, Industrial Policies of Advanced Countries, APSA Convention, Chicago, Sept. 1, 1983.

"The Political Economy of American Industrial Policy," USIA Colloquium on Productivity, Investment, and Employment in Advanced Industrial States (held for a delegation of visitors from European Economic Community), University of Pittsburgh, July 18-20, 1983.

Panel Participant, Roundtable on American Industrial Policy, Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, May 26, 1983.

Organizer and Chair of Interdisciplinary faculty seminar on international political economy in advanced industrial states - University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and private legal participants, 1982-1983.

Discussant, International Regimes in Trade, International Studies Association Convention, Cincinnati, March 25, 1982.

"The International Dimension of Social Science Research," Conference on Scholarship, Education and Science: The International Dimension of the 1980s, University of Pittsburgh, April 3, 1981.

Participant, Colloquium on Industrial Policy, President's Commission on An Agenda for the Eighties, Washington, D.C., October 1980.

Panel Chair, Socio-Cultural Effects of Transnational Enterprises, International Studies Association Convention, St. Louis, March 17, 1977.

Discussant, Cuba's International Economic Role, International Conference on Cuba, Pittsburgh, Nov. 15-17, 1975.

Symposium Organizer (with Steven Rosen and James Kurth), The Politics of the World Economic Crisis - 5 panels, International Political Economy Group, International Studies Association, Washington, D.C., Feb. 19-22, 1975.

Participant, Scholar-Diplomat Seminar Program, US Department of State, 1973.

LEARNING PACKAGE

"Negotiation of Voluntary Restraint Agreements in Steel, 1984: Domestic Sources of International Economic Diplomacy," Case Studies in International Negotiation, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1987.

"International Economic Interdependence-Values and Futures" (co-authors James Caporaso and Travor Bell), Consortium for International Studies Education, Ohio State University, 1980.

BOOK REVIEWS

Journal of Conflict Resolution, American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics.

MANUSCRIPT AND PROPOSAL EVALUATIONS

MIT Press, University of Pittsburgh Press, University of California Press, Little Brown, St. Martins Press, Westview Press, National Science Foundation.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SERVICE POSITIONS

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, FAS, Jan. 1997-present

Department of Political Science, Chair’s Advisory Committee – 2000/2001

Department of Political Science, IR Search Committee ( Chair for 2 of 3 years):
1998-2000

FAS, Tenure Council, 1996-1997

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Personnel Committee, 1995-1997

Faculty Senate, Senate Committee on the University Press, 1986-1997.

Department of Political Science, Graduate Studies Advisory Committee, 1996-1997

Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Director of Graduate Studies, 1989-1995

Chaired numerous faculty search committees in international relations and comparative politics in the Department of Political Science: Latest 1990/91.

Tenure Review Committee member for several professors of international relations, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 1990-present.

External member of faculty search in International Political Economy, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 1991-92

Chaired numerous committees for faculty promotions in Department of Political Science: Latest 1993.

Department of Political Science, Advisory Committee to the Chairman, 1988-1989.

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate Studies Council, 1984-1986.

Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Pittsburgh, Tenure Council, 1983-1984.

University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Program Policy Committee, 1980-1984.

Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Chairman, 1976-1980.

Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Assistant Chairman, 1974-1976.

Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Director of Graduate Studies, 1972-1974.

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1988 (Research on US and Japanese Commercialization of High Temperature Superconductivity).

Travel Grant, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1987 (Research on High Temperature Superconductivity: US science policy).

Senior Research Fellow, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1981-1984 (Research on structural adjustment - Washington, New York, Pittsburgh, Cambridge, London, Brussels, Paris, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Geneva).

Research Grant, Carl Beck Memorial fund, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1981 (Research on industrial policy - Washington, D.C. and Detroit, Michigan).

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1979 (Research on steel policy - New York, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.).

Travel Grant, University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 1972 (Research on UNCTAD - Geneva).

Travel and Maintenance Grant, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Summers 1969-1971 (Research on UNCTAD, IBRD, IMF, GATT, OECD - New York, Washington, Paris, Geneva, and Haque).

Horace H. Rackham Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan 1967-1968 (Preparation of book manuscript).

Brookings Research Fellow, the Brookings Institution, 1966-1967 (Doctoral Thesis).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Co-Convenor with Jon Pierre, Gothenburg and Stathclyde Universities , Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order, International Political Science Association, 1991-present.

Co-Convenor with Dusan Sidjanski, University of Geneva, Research Committee on the Emerging International Economic Order, International Political Science Association, 1989-1991.

APSA, Department Service Committees, 1978-1980.

Book Review Editor (with Paul A. Beck), American Political Science Review, 1976 - resigned to assume department chairmanship.

HONORS

Selected as one of ten outstanding teachers in University of Pittsburgh by student organizations, March 1981.

Omicron Delta Kappa, 1981.

Pi Sigma Alpha, 1963.