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Dr. Giovanni Zanalda

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Dr. Giovanni Zanalda is the Director of the Rethinking Diplomacy Program and co-founder of the Space Diplomacy Lab.  He is a Professor of the Practice in the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Department of Economics, and Department of History. Zanalda is an economic historian specialized in the history of the international economy, finance, development, globalization, and space economy. He teaches courses on financial crises, emerging markets, international economy (1850-present), space economy/economics, and history of globalization. He is the former director of the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (August 2015-September 2022) and of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (August 2015-December 2017). Zanalda conducted research in Europe, East Asia, Africa, and Argentina. BA (University of Turin); MA (SAIS – Washington DC); PhD (Johns Hopkins University).