The International Political Economy (IPE) section of the International Studies Association (ISA) just announced that Professor Craig Murphy, Co-Director of the UMass Boston Center for Governance and Sustainability, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Scholar Award for 2013 in recognition for his dedication and excellence in contributing to the field of IPE.
Prof. Murphy studies the global politics of economic development, global governance, international political economy, and international relations theory. He is a former President of the International Studies Association (2000–01) and past-chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2002–04). He was one of the two founding editors of the international public policy journal, Global Governance, which received the 1996 award from the American Association of Publishers for the best new journal in the social sciences, management, and the humanities. Murphy is actively involved with the effort to reform the UN’s work throughout the developing world including as a consultant for the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative and for the FUNDS (Future of the UN Development System) Project.