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Our University Faculty & Team Smith, Laura Lee

Laura Lee Smith

Research Associate

International Business Administration

Room S.101

Telephone: +49 30 374 374 -341

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Economic Policy, Political Science, Academic Writing

Office Hours

Thursdays 1 - 2 p.m.

Short CV

2016-2017: Visiting Scholar at New York University, Program in International Relations

Since 2015: Developing the IBA Programme Project “Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Issue Risk”

Since 2014: Coordinator of the AKM Foreign Expertise Module

Since 2014: PhD Candidate at Universität Erfurt (Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)

Since 2014: Research Associate (IBA Programme)

2013: SRH External lecturer

2010-2012: Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung German Chancellor Fellowship

2010: Intern at the U.S. State Department (DRL)

2007-2009: Double Master’s degree at the American Graduate School in Paris (M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy, M2 in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations)

Research Foci

  • Foreign policy and security policy
  • Transatlantic relations (NATO, US-EU Relations in trade and politics)
  • Strategic negotiations and global markets

Selected Research Projects

  • The Development of Corporate Social Responsibility Programs for German Firms
  • Managing Social Issue Risks in High-Growth Emerging Markets
  • Real Options Theory and Risk Management