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Nitsan Chorev
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Nitsan Chorev


Brown University

Fellowship year


Nitsan Chorev will focus on a new project while at CASBS, on the military-intelligence-industrial complex in Israel—and, more generally, on the links between security, innovation, and democracy. This historical project will explore the political-economic conditions leading to the different phases in the exportation of military-led innovations by Israel to other countries—from arms and private security to drones and spyware technologies.

Chorev’s prior work has been devoted to understanding global political economic processes, from trade agreements to global health policies and foreign aid. She offers an institutional analysis of trade policies in the United States and at the World Trade Organization that brought about economic globalization in Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization (Cornell University Press, 2007). She analyses the power dynamics between rich and poor countries, and the way international bureaucracies navigate them, in The World Health Organization Between North and South (Cornell University Press, 2012). And she identifies the conditions under which foreign aid can be effective in Give and Take: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa (Princeton University Press, 2020).

Chorev is the Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.