Director, Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS)
Since August 2015, Giovanni Zanalda has been the director of the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS). Zanalda is also former director of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI). He is a member of several Duke and international committees including the Global Priorities Committee (Duke) and the Board of Directors of Venice International University (VIU). He is an Associate Research Professor at Duke University (Social Science Research Institute; Department of Economics; Department of History). He is an economic historian specialized in the history of the international economy, finance, and development from the sixteenth century to the present. He teaches courses on financial crises, emerging markets, international economy (1850-present), and the history of globalization.
Zanalda has been a consultant in the Office of the Vice President, Development Economics at the World Bank and the Italian Delegation at the OECD (Financial Unit). He has taught, and conducted research and missions, in various European, Asian, and African countries in addition to Argentina and the United States. He holds a B.A. from the University of Turin, an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS - Washington, DC), and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.