Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
David Blanding

David Blanding

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David Blanding

Associate Professor of the Practice of International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Race and Public Policy, Civil Rights


David Blanding joins Brown from GAO, a nonpartisan agency that conducts research on federal policies and programs on behalf of the US Congress. Previously, David taught political science, public policy, and law at American University, McDaniel College, and Brown University. He earned his MA and PhD in political science from Brown University, and was a recipient of a dissertation fellowship from the Ford Foundation/National Research Council. He also received an undergraduate degree in political science from Boston University. Outside of his work in government and academia, David has been active in a number of not-for-profit organizations focused on educational equity, mentoring, and employment opportunity.


The Voting Rights Act
School Desegregation 


MPA 2226: Race and Public Policy
MPA 2229: Principles and Practices of Stakeholder Engagement
MPA 2800: Policy In Action Course