Emily Ritter

2017 Hellman Fellow

eritter@ucmerced.edu

Assistant Professor, Political Science, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
UC Merced

Project Title: The life cycle of international institutions

Synopsis of project:

This project develops a conceptual framework called the Life Cycle of International Institutions, which suggests that the efficacy of an international organization is a function of its creation, operation, and adaptation as an organism in a changing population. A series of theoretical models allow me to identify environmental and country characteristics that predict IO efficacy as a whole organism.

website: www.emilyhenckenritter.com