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Tamar Gutner

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School of International Service
American University
United States of America


Professor Gutner's research and teaching interests include international organizations, global environmental politics, and international political economy. Her research focuses on the performance and effectiveness of international organizations, particularly international financial institutions. She is the author of International Organizations in World Politics (CQ Press) and Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe (MIT Press). Her scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as International Organization, Review of International Organizations, and Global Environmental Politics. Dr. Gutner previously served as the SIS Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate Education and director of two MA programs.

Research Interest

international organizations, global environmental politics


  • "When Doing Good Does Not: The IMF and the Millennium Development Goals," in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell (Cambridge 2010).

  • "The Politics of IO Performance,"special issue of Review of International Organizations 5:3. Co-edited with Alexander Thompson.

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