Professor Peter Gourevitch
Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UCSD’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
Peter A. Gourevitch is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UCSD's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, of which he is also the Founding Dean. As a world-renowned expert on international relations and comparative politics, Gourevitch specializes in corporate governance systems in a globalizing world economy, comparing differences in the way countries structure companies and their relationship to shareholders. He is an expert on international political economy with a particular focus on national responses to pressures arising from international trade and economic globalization, trade disputes among countries, and international trade negotiations. Recently he has been working on corporate social responsibility and the relationship between NGO's, regulation and international institutions.
His book, Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Crises (Cornell, 1986), has been published in Spanish, Italian, and soon will be available in Chinese. Political Power and Corporate Control: the new Global Politics of Corporate Control (Princeton 2005) just appeared in Japanese. Other publications focus on U.S.-Japan relations after the Cold War and international economic relations. From 1996 to 2001 he co-edited, with David Lake, International Organization, a leading scholarly journal on international relations.
From 1991 to 2009, Gourevitch chaired the Council on Foreign Relations' International Area Fellows Program Selection Committee. In 1996, he was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He taught at Harvard University from 1969-74, at McGill University from 1974-79, and joined UCSD's political science department in 1979. He speaks fluent French, and has lectured and taught in that language. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The Russell Sage Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.
Professor Gourevitch received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 1969 and his B.A. in Government with high honors from Oberlin College in 1963.