John Kline

Professor of International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service

Dr. John M. Kline is a Professor of International Business Diplomacy in the School of Foreign Service. He is a past Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program and the Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. His teaching focuses on international business-government relations, international investment strategies and negotiations, and international business ethics. The updated second edition of Dr. Kline's textbook, Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy, was released by Routledge in London and New York in 2010. A Chinese translation of this textbook is scheduled for release by Renmin University of China Press in July 2013. He is the author of three other books as well as numerous scholarly articles and chapters in co-authored and edited books. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Dr. Kline was Director of International Economic Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers. Dr. Kline serves as a consultant to various international organizations and private multinational corporations.

Recent projects include a comparative analysis for UNCTAD on foreign investment policy promoting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia and Singapore, and on electricity infrastructure in Chile and New Zealand. Currently, he is testing in several African countries a method governments can use to evaluate foreign direct investment proposals on sustainable economic, environmental, social and governance criteria. A new Research Report by Dr. Kline and Dr. Ed Soule traces progress at an apparel factory in the Dominican Republic that pays workers a “living wage” while fully respecting freedom of association and other labor rights.