Natalia Mirovitskaya’s professional focus is on political economy of development and peacebuilding. Following the completion of her Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences (Economics), Mirovitskaya has led and participated in numerous projects on the design, implementation and effectiveness of international resource regimes, environmental security, sustainable development and conflict prevention. Mirovitskaya’s experience has displayed an interdisciplinary approach linking theoretical advances with practical policy advice. Her most recent book is on Development Strategies and Inter-Group Violence (with William Ascher, Palgrave 2016). She is also co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan series “Politics, Economics and Inclusive Development.”
At Duke, Dr. Mirovitskaya teaches classes in Policy Analysis for Development, Policy Design, Research Methods, and Conflict-Sensitive Development. She has directed masters’ projects for fellows from over sixty countries, worked on executive education training of senior government officials and provided consultancies on security and sustainable development issues. She is a recipient of many research and teaching awards including the U.S. National Research Council Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service and the 2015 Richard Stubbing Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award.