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Kristen Hopewell

Canada Research Chair in Global Policy and Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Kristen Hopewell (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2012) is a Canada Research Chair in Global Policy and Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Her research specializes in international trade, global governance, industrial policy and development, with a focus on emerging powers.

Dr. Hopewell is the author of Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming 2020) and Breaking the WTO: How Emerging Powers Disrupted the Neoliberal Project (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Her academic research has appeared in journals such as Review of International Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, International Affairs, Global Environmental Politics and New Political Economy.

Her policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Current History and Global Policy, and her analysis has featured in venues such as the BBC, CNN, CGTN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Agence France-Presse, The Chicago Tribune, East Asia Forum, The Indian Express, Latin America Advisor, and Foreign Policy.

Dr. Hopewell's research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Future Research Leaders Grant, the UK Global Research Challenges Fund, US National Science Foundation (NSF), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Prior to entering academia, she worked as a trade official for the Canadian government and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley.


  • 2015–2019
    Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Edinburgh