Susan Ariel Aaronson

Research Professor and Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, Elliott School of International Affairs at Federal Reserve Bank Of New York

Susan Ariel Aaronson is Research Professor of International Affairs and a Cross-Disciplinary Fellow at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She is also the Carvalho Fellow at the Government Accountability Project and was the Minerva Chair at the National War College. Aaronson’s research examines the relationship between economic change and human rights. She is currently directing projects on digital trade and digital rights, repression and civil conflict; trade, trust and transparency; and the role of whistleblowers at international organizations such as the UN and WIPO. Her work has been funded by major international foundations including MacArthur, Ford, and Rockefeller; governments such as the Netherlands, U.S., and Canada; the UN, ILO, and World Bank, and U.S. corporations including Ford Motor and Levi Strauss. Aaronson is the author of six books and numerous scholarly articles.