Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor Emeritus
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Peter Gourevitch is the founding dean of the School, serving from 1986 to 1998, and distinguished professor emeritus of political science at UC San Diego. He is an expert on international relations and comparative politics, specializing in political economy with a particular focus on international trade and economic globalization, trade disputes, regulatory system and corporate governance.
Gourevitch is currently studying corporate governance systems in a globalizing world economy, comparing differences in the way countries structure companies and their relationship to shareholders.
His most recent book is "The Credibility of Transnational NGOs: When Virtue is Not Enough," with David A. Lake and Janice Gross Stein (editors), Cambridge University Press (2012).
He coedited the journal International Organization from 1996 to 2001 and published “Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global Politics of Corporate Governance” and “Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Crisis.” Other publications deal with U.S.-Japan relations, international relations after the Cold War, Europe and France.
He was awarded the 2014 Roger Revelle Medal (video).
Education and CVPh.D., Political Science, Harvard University, 1969
B.A., Government, Oberlin College, 1963
Accountability Case Studies Project
Corporations, NGO and Nonprofits Case Studies Project
These case studies, developed by students mostly at GPS, some at the Watson Institute of Brown University, explore issues of accountability: the ways corporations are held accountable for complying with various standards, legal and ethical concerning the environment, labor standards, food safety, working conditions, human rights, shareholder rights, investing and other important issues. It examines the role of NGOs, self-monitoring by firms, international standards, government regulation, norms, the law and politics.
The cases are meant for teaching purposes and are available to students at any institution, subject to copy write rules. All of these cases are copyrighted. Thus, if you reference them for papers or publications, you must make a citation to them. Please use this format: Aguirre, Sustainable Seafood, GPS CSR Case 05-01, 2005 or Brown-Watson Case 15-01, 2016.
As new case studies are generated they will be added to the Accountability Case Study Project library.
Table of Contents: Accountability Case Studies Project library, January 2016. The Table of Contents is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet listing the case studies by name of the student, by category and name of the organization.
Aquirre, Tobias, Sustainable Fishery Advocates (SFA), and the "FishWise" Label
Aronofsky, Abigail, Media Monitoring in the U.S.: A Matter of FAIRness
Bartter, Jacqueline, A New Model of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study of TOMS Shoes
Black, John, Petrobas
Campanelli, Arianna, Banks and Cluster Bombs Funding: A Lethal Business
Cebrián Aranda, Teresa, (Brown-Watson) Starbucks - NGO Partnerships: A Corporate Social Responsibility Façade
Chavez, Sarah, Workers Rights Consortium and University Logos
Cheng, Jennifer, Domini Social Investments: A CSR Case Study
Conway, Stephanie, Whole Foods Market: An Industry Leader?
Cummings, Shannon, The SA8000 Standard
Erickson, Nicoulas, 3rd Party Monitors Spur Action in McDonald’s Chinese Food Safety Protocols
Fernandez, Katrina, One World Trust: Global Accountability Report
Goodman, Marla, IBM: Green or Greenwashed
Gomez Wills, Camila, Corporate Behavior Change: Forced labor in tech supply chains–The Case of GoPro
Gorham, William, Carbon Disclosure Project: Credible Platform for Emission Data?
Ha, Sun Mi, Ford Motor Company: Sustainability
Hagman, Angelica, Social Accountability International and the SA8000
Hak, Savy, Green Seal and the Lodging Industry
Hirt, Deoborah, Verite: Auditing Labor Standards
Huang, (Annie) Shang-Ching, Adidas Corporate Social Responsibility
Ishihara, Fernanda Luchine, The INDITEX Group Case
Jinn, Jessica, The Global Network Initiative
Kwon, Byungho, Dolphin-safe Tuna Label by Earth Island Institute
Lee, Angela, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
Lee, Sabrina, Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Program
Murphy, Bethany, Has Chiquita Truly Reformed or Are They Just Green Washing?
Naizghi, Beilul, (Brown-Watson) Keeping Amazon Inc. Accountable
Navarro, Dominique, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
Nelson, Natalie, You Get What You Pay For
Nguyen, Andrew, The Equator Principles in Banking: To Comply or Not Comply
Ostrow, Matthew, (Brown-Watson) Barrick Gold's Pascua Lama Drama: Costs and Bonds in Chile's Regulator-Driven Mining Monitoring System
Peterson, Lila, CEMEX CSR on Environment
Pongtratic, Melissa, Greening the Supply Chain: A Case Analysis of Patagonia
Purdom, Sophie, (Brown-Watson) Royal Dutch Shell
Shen, Yu, Fair Labor Association
Silvestri, Sophie, McDonald’s and the Fast Food Industry: Solutions for a Healthier Future
Stover, Mae, (Brown-Watson) The Cost of a Low Price
Superti, Chiara, “Addio Pizzo": Can a Label Defeat the Mafia?
Torres, Argenia, TOMS Shoes: Philanthropic Capitalism
Vu Anthony, Vietnam
Wilcox, Kristyn, ISO 14001: An Analysis
Wood, Madeleine, (Brown-Watson) An Investigation Into Nestle's Efforts To Establish Credibility In Its Global Cocoa Supply Chain
Xu, Shirley Xiaolin, Strike the Iron While It’s Hot: Silver Lining of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
International Organization, co-editor, 1997-2001, Board of Editors, 1980-86, 1988-93, 1995-2001.
Council on Foreign Relations: member, 1991-present.
Selection Committee: International Affairs Fellowships, member since 1990, and chair of committee since 1995.
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), president, 1991, secretary treasurer, 1990
American Political Science Association (APSA), co-chair of program committee, 1993 annual meeting, chair, section on "International System," 1984 meetings, member Administrative Council and Executive Committee, 1990-1992.
Chair, Woodrow Wilson Award Committee, 1995.
Social Science Research Council: Committee on Western Europe, member, 1981-1989; chair, 1985-1989.
Public Policy: politics editor, (publication of the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration), 1971.
Oct. 16, 2017: For more than a
June 2017: Gourevitch, P. (2017). The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew: Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story. French Politics, Culture & Society, 35(2), 1–20. doi: 10.3167/fpcs.2017.350202
March 29, 2016: Fleeing Hitler and Stalin to America: Illuminating History with Family Stories
Dec. 28, 2015: What drives wealth and inequality? Meet Thomas Piketty, author of the best-selling book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" and the researchers and translator that worked with him in producing this widely discussed text which has been translated around the world.
Nov. 2015: Income inequality is not just a catch phrase, it is the focus of noted economist Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking bestseller, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Detailing the origins and the implications of our growing economic disparities, the book has earned Piketty comparisons to Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx from The New York Times. Join the conversation between Piketty and Peter Gourevitch, founding dean of UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, on what rising income inequality means for society. Series: "Helen Edison Lecture Series."
Nov. 11, 2015: Some members of Peter Gourevitch's family, of Russian, Jewish, Socialist origins escaped the terror of the Nazis and the Soviet Bolsheviks to reach the US in 1940. Other members did not, and were killed. What signals influenced some to leave in time, and others to stay? Drawing on family stories, on documents, and on comparative history and social theory, Gourevitch probes some larger implications of a family history.
July 7, 2014: Recent technology has made our lives much brighter, longer, fuller and healthier than ever before; but how can we ensure that we're not drowning in information and still have offline lives as well? In an interview with UC San Diego's Peter Gourevitch, essayist and novelist Pico Iyer draws upon 40 years of travel across five continents to explore how to make the most of new opportunities, without being depleted—or devoured—by them. This program is presented by the Helen Edison Lecture Series at UC San Diego.