Pembroke Center

Nitsan Chorev

Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International & Public Affairs , Director of the Graduate Program in Development


Nitsan Chorev specializes in the politics of international organizations, trade, global health and foreign aid. She is the author of three books. Her award-winning first book, “Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization” (2007, Cornell University Press) looks at globalization as a political, rather than a merely economic, project and investigates what political conditions made trade liberalization and therefore globalization possible. Her second book, “The World Health Organization between North and South” (2012, Cornell University Press) looks at the transformation of international health policies from the 1970s to 2012. Her award-winning third book, “Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa” (2020, Princeton University Press) looks at local drug manufacturing in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, from the early 1980s to the present, to understand the impact of foreign aid on industrial development. Dr. Chorev is the author of numerous articles and other publications, and was formerly a member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a fellow at the UCLA International Institute.