Ricky Clark

Ricky Clark

Dissertation

"Better Together: A Theory of IO Cooperation"

Richard Clark is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in International Relations and International Political Economy. His dissertation project is titled "Better Together? A Theory of IO Cooperation," and it investigates two questions: (1) When are overlapping international organizations (IOs) willing and able to pursue cooperation? And (2) how might cooperation (or a lack thereof) influence the quality of global governance outcomes? His other research projects focus on the politics of international trade, international finance, and the environment. He is also a student fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP).

Mr. Clark received his M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University in October 2017. He received his B.B.A. and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in May 2016 with a double major in Political Science and Information Technology Management. At Notre Dame, he completed an undergraduate honors thesis in the Department of Political Science titled "Playing Hardball: How American Coercive Diplomacy Shapes Globalization" addressing the connection between American coercive diplomacy and the globalization of Major League Baseball. Before coming to Columbia, he also interned in Baseball Operations with the Cincinnati Reds.