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Dr. Amy Smith - Curriculum Vitae

 

Professional Expertise

Writing:

Synthesizing completed research and policy analysis, summarizing conferences and workshops, presenting complex findings and arguments accessibly, highlighting policy implications and recommendations.

Clients include United States Institute of Peace, the World Bank, the National Academies of Science, Results for Development Institute, and the World Economic Forum.

Editing:

Editing for structure, organization, and argument, particularly scholarly and policy writing involving multiple authors and works in translation.

Clients include the Center for Global Development, the National Research Council, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, and the World Bank.

Education

Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Political Science, 1994. Dissertation: "Explaining Quiescence: Self-Censorship in Brazil, 1964-1985."

A.B. Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, 1982. Concentration: Comparative Study of Religion.

Publications and Presentations*

Health and Incarceration: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

Developing New National Data on Social Mobility: A Workshop Summary. National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

New Directions in the Sociology of Aging. National Research Council. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2013.

Political and Economic Aspects of the Transition to Universal Health Coverage.” With William D. Savedoff, David de Ferranti, and Victoria Y. Fan. The Lancet, 380(9845):924-932. September 8, 2012.

Transitions in Health Financing and Policies for Universal Health Coverage: Final Report of the Transitions in Health Financing Project.” With William D. Savedoff, Ricardo Bitrán, David de Ferranti, Victoria Y. Fan, Alberto Holly, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, Priyanka Saksena, Peter C. Smith, and Ke Xu. Washington, DC: Results for Development Institute, 2012.

Book review of Strengthening Peace in Post-Civil War States, edited by Matthew Hoddie and Caroline A. Hartzell (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), in Global Policy, Volume 3, Issue 1. London: London School of Economics, February 2012.

Achieving Universal Health Coverage: Learning from Chile, Japan, Malaysia and Sweden.” With William D. Savedoff. R4D Working Paper. Washington, DC, Results for Development Institute, 2011.

Improving the Delivery of Health Services: A Guide to Choosing Strategies. With Peter Berman, Sarah Pallas, Leslie Curry, and Elizabeth H. Bradley. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.

Grand Challenges of Our Aging Society.Washington, DC: The National Academies, 2010. 

Managing a Mediation Process. With David R. Smock. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2008.

International Collaborations in Behavioral and Social Sciences: Report of a Workshop. National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2008.

Advances in Understanding International Peacemaking. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, Volume I (1998), Volume II (2001), Volume III (2007).

Advances in Understanding International Peacemaking. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, Volume I (1998), Volume II (2001), Volume III (2003).

Priorities in Health. Co-authored with William D. Savedoff. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2006.

Contributions to the Study of Peacemaking. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press, Volume 4 (1996), Volume 5 (1998), Volume 6 (1999), Volume 7 (2003).

Duties san Frontières: Human Rights and Global Social Justice. Background contributor. Geneva, Switzerland: International Council on Human Rights Policy, 2003. 

A Forced Agreement: Press Acquiescence to Censorship in Brazil. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Latin American Series, 1997.

"A Forced Agreement," Presentation in the panel "Perspectivas para televisão e jornal no Brasil," Fourth Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association, November 15, 1997.

"The Political Culture of Violence: Speaking the Secrets." Panel organized, paper presented, XII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, September, 1992.

"State Terror in Argentina: A Frankfurt School Perspective," in Praxis International 6/4 (January, 1987).

"Human Rights and International Financial Institutions" with Caleb Rossiter, an International Policy Report of the Center for International Policy, 1984.

Other Professional Experience

Grants Administration

Participating in the grant selection process at the United States Institute of Peace, evaluating proposals, identifying and recruiting panelists to serve on review panels,and shepherding proposals through the review process.

Field Research

Research on the political censorship of the press in Brazil. Interviewing journalists in the mainstream and alternative press and members of the former military government and federal police. Extensive documentary research in the archives of published newspapers and censored publications.

Comparative research on community organizing, social movements and popular religion in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Adjunct Professor

Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland): Modern European History
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA): Classics in Political Philosophy
University of Maryland (College Park, MD): US-Latin American Relations
Holy Cross College (Worcester, MA): Latin American Politics and Development

*Published until 2007 as Anne-Marie Smith

Health and Incarceration: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2013.