Garrett Menning, University of New Mexico
Dr. Menning has broad academic and practical experience in the fields of international affairs and development. He conducted research on entrepreneurship, ethnicity, social capital and the development of industrial clusters in India and Silicon Valley and taught anthropology at the University of California, Santa Clara University and the University of New Mexico. He also worked extensively in the field of international small business development as a project manager and consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and other organizations. He has lived and worked in India, Egypt, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Dr. Menning currently works as a Senior Consultant at LMI, providing program management support for the U.S. Department of State, and is writing a book on the long-term processes of globalization. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a certified Project Management Professional. He served as a Diplomacy Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1999 to 2003.