Conference Bio and photo

When I get invited to present at conferences and give talks, I frequently have to provide a bio – here is a selection, in increasing order of self-congratulation, that conference organizers can choose from, as well as a photo (click for full sized version).

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Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. He has written articles and book chapters as well as a book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, published by Cambridge University Press.


Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His recent book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored 31 academic articles, as well as several book chapters and numerous non-academic publications. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored 31 academic articles, and numerous book chapters for edited volumes. He is a co-founder of the popular academic blog Crooked Timber, and also blogs at The Monkey Cage, which is currently hosted at the Washington Post and winner of the 2010 The Week award for Best Blog. He has written articles for publications including Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Boston Review, The American Interest, Aeon, Democracy, New Scientist, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Australian Academic Supplement among others. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an associate editor of Perspectives on Politics and Research and Politics, an international correspondent for Stato e Mercato, a faculty member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Opening Governance, co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Digital Culture initiative, and an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Law School’s Center for the Internet and Society.


Henry Farrell is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He has previously been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored 31 academic articles for journals including International Organization, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies and the Annual Review of Political Science, as well as numerous book chapters for edited volumes. Professor Farrell is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an associate editor of Perspectives on Politics and Research and Politics, a Foreign Correspondent for Stato e Mercato, a faculty member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Opening Governance and co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Digital Culture initiative, and an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Law School’s Center for the Internet and Society. He is a co-founder of the popular academic blog Crooked Timber, and also blogs at The Monkey Cage, which is currently hosted at the Washington Post and was winner of the 2010 The Week award for Best Blog. He has written articles for general publications including Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Boston Review, The American Interest, Democracy, New Scientist, The Nation, Aeon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Australian Academic Supplement among others.