Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Ban Honored as Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor

April 30, 2010

Cornel Ban at commencement in 2009

Development Studies concentration advisor Cornel Ban has been recognized by Brown’s Undergraduate Council of Students with its Outstanding Advisor Award for 2009-2010. He was presented with the award on April 30, “in honor and recognition of your distinguished devotion to undergraduate students and their pursuit of education.”

Ban will also be giving a talk, “Beyond ‘Empire’: Liberalism in Translation,” on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30pm in MacMillan 114, sponsored by the Development Studies Undergraduate Group.

Ban is a PhD candidate in international relations and comparative politics at the University of Maryland and a visiting fellow at the Institute. His dissertation is on "Transnational Governance and Development Paradigms: Economic Liberalization in Postauthoritarian Spain and Romania."

He holds a JD from Babes-Bolyai University Law School, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a BA from Babes-Bolyai University. He also has an MA in international relations from the University of Delaware. He is the author of numerous refereed articles and book chapters, as well as other publications.