Donald Blondin has been investigating responses to transnational crises as a PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science since May 2015. His work contributes to the broader research project ‘Crisis Management Cooperation in Europe’. Previously, Donald coordinated large-scale international policy studies undertaken for the European Commission and OECD. He also explored governance capacity in relation to global challenges like climate change, demographic transformation and financial instability as a research associate for the Hertie School’s Governance Report (OUP 2013).
Donald completed a Master of Public Policy degree at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, with a focus on democracy studies and human rights issues related to international finance and investment. He also holds a dual B.A. in political science and political economy of industrial societies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is co-publisher of an oral history book about Native American socio-economic development.