Henry R. Luce Professor of International Relations and Information Technology, School of Foreign Service
Professor Dahlman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Relations and Information Technology. His work focuses on the impact of rapid advances in science, technology and information on trade and development. Dahlman’s publications include China and the Knowledge Economy: Seizing the 21st Century, Korea and the Knowledge-Based Economy: Making the Transition, and India and the Knowledge Economy; Leveraging Strengths and Opportunities.
Dahlman comes to Georgetown after more than 25 years of distinguished service at the World Bank. Dahlman served as Senior Advisor to the World Bank Institute. In this role he managed the Knowledge for Development (K4D) program – an initiative providing training on the strategic use of knowledge for economic and social development to business leaders and policy makers in developing countries. Prior to developing the K4D program, Dahlman served as Staff Director of the 1998-1999 World Development Report, Knowledge for Development. In addition, he was the Bank’s Resident Representative and Financial Sector Leader in Mexico from 1994 to 1997. Before his position in Mexico, Dahlman led divisions in the Bank’s Private Sector Development, and Industry and Energy Departments. He has also conducted extensive analytical work in major developing countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.