Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Nanette Archer Svenson

Adjunct Assistant Professor - International Development

Contact Info


  • B.A., Stanford University, Human Biology, 1985
  • Certificate in Japanese, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1988
  • M.B.A., IESE Univesidad de Navarra, Barcelona, 1992
  • M.S., Tulane University, International Development, 2006
  • Ph.D. Tulane University, International Development, 2009

Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, 2011-
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida State University in Panama, Macroeconomics, Development Economics, 2010-2011
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison in Panama, Sociological Inquiry, 2009-2010
  • Adjunct Professor, UDELAS – Panama, Doctoral Seminar on Public Policy and Social Welfare, 2009
  • Researcher, Center for Study on Higher Education, Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (CEDUSMA), Panama, 2007-2009
  • Researcher, Tulane University and the University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Research & Teaching Specializations: Economics; International Development; United Nations

Related Experience

  • Capacity Development Programme Specialist, UNDP Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama, 2006-2007
  • Research/Knowledge Management Officer, UNDP Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Panama, 2002-2005
  • Administrator, Galindo, Arias & López, Panama, 1999-2001
  • Director of Media & Market Research, Cerebro Young & Rubicam, Panama, 1993-1995


  • Spanish
  • Japanese

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming (2014). The United Nations as a Knowledge Organization. New York: Routledge.
  • 2013. “Central American Exceptions: Institutions that Combine International Cooperation and Local Ingenuity.” Comparative International Higher Education.
  • 2012. “Research in Central America and the Value of International Academic Cooperation.” Higher Education.
  • 2011. “Panama’s City of Knowledge: The First Decade.” International Higher Education.
  • 2009. “Globalization, Universities and Quality Assurance in Developing Countries: A Lesson from Panama on how Business can Undermine Vision.” International Higher Education.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: The United Nations System: Past, Present and Future; Education and International Development; Public Policy and Social Welfare; United Nations Fieldwork

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