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SARITA D. JACKSON, PH.D.

PO Box 642445 Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 912-7950 sarita@griit.org
EDUCATION 2005 Brown University, Providence, RI Ph.D. Political Science (Comparative and International Political Economy) Dissertation title: “Apparel Industry Mobilization and U.S. Foreign Trade Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Mexico and Central America” Brown University, Providence, RI M.A. Political Science University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA B.A. Major: Broadcast Journalism Second major: Spanish English (native), Spanish (fluent)

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GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS 2013 2010 Academic Conference Travel Grant Fulbright Scholar Award (Lecture/Research) Dominican Republic ($35,540) Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award ($1,000) UNC-Duke Consortium Summer Research Fellowship Award ($1,000) Junior Faculty Development Award ($7500) Alumni Foundation Grant ($600) Faculty Development Grant (to participate in CIEE-IFDS program in Chile and Argentina) ($3,814) Latin American Studies Association Council of International Educational Exchange, US Department of State

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Academy for Teaching and Learning, North Carolina A&T State University University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Duke University North Carolina A&T State University

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North Carolina A&T State University Foundation, Inc. Academy for Teaching and Learning, North Carolina A&T State University

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Belfer Family Graduate Fellowship

Brown University

Tinker Pre-dissertation Field Research Travel Grant Irene Diamond Fellowship

Center for Latin American Studies, Brown University Brown University

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2007-2013 North Carolina A&T State University Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice Associate Professor (tenure)

 Latin American and Caribbean Political Economy (POLI 500) (original course created by Dr. Jackson and approved by the department, college and university) Advanced level seminar conducted at the graduate level that focuses on the relationship between political regimes, public policies and economic performance throughout Latin American and Caribbean regions.  The Politics of Free Trade (POLI 441) (original course created by Dr. Jackson and approved by the department, college and university) Examines the role that government, business and civil society play in the types of trade policies that are adopted.  Capstone (POLI 505) (team-taught) Advanced level seminar course where students demonstrate their knowledge of key concepts and methodological approaches within political science.  Independent Study (POLI 504) Allows students to engage in advanced research related to Dominican Republic-US Free Trade Negotiations and Apparel and/or a project that they are interested in pursuing.  African Government and Politics (POLI 445) Explores the applicability of various theoretical approaches to comprehending contemporary African politics and economic development. Students also examine the link between historical events and present-day opportunities and challenges that African countries face.  International Relations (POLI 444) Strong emphasis on contemporary intergovernmental relations and the theoretical underpinnings that guide international affairs in practice. Discusses relevant issues such as international institutions, globalization, economic growth and development and human rights.  Comparative Politics (POLI 310) Discusses types of regimes such as democratic, authoritarian, and totalitarian; the transitions to democracy and the collapse of democratic regimes; and challenges to the state at the civil society level.  Public Administration (POLI 340) Discusses the various theories pertaining to public organizations and management, structure of public administration at all three levels of government, the functions of public administration, and the evolving nature of public administration.  Introduction to Public Policy (POLI 250) Examines the models used to shape public policy and the distribution of policy benefits in the United States with the goal of understanding public policies and processes.  State and Local Government (POLI 210) Introduces students to the state and local levels of government. Focuses on the structure and functions of the U.S. state and

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local government and its interaction with the federal system.  Public Personnel Administration (POLI 350) Explores the role of public sector personnel and their needs as well as the theoretical and practical approaches to the effective operation of government agencies through human resource management. 2010 Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)

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Visiting Professor

 Seminar on Trade Law: The Politics of Free Trade (DER-558-001) Emphasizes the relationship between politics, political institutions and free trade. Incorporates indepth analysis of bilateral and multilateral free trade negotiations and free trade agreements. 2007 University of Maryland University College Department of Global Business & Public Policy Adjunct Assistant Professor

 The Global Manager and Public Policy (BMGT 454) Examined the institutional dimensions of public policy in the international arena and their strategic impact on the decisions of the global manager. 2001-2004 Brown University Department of Political Science Teaching Assistant

 Conflict and Cooperation in International Politics Discussions included an emphasis on international trade bargaining through a thorough examination of NAFTA. Incorporated issues of international political economy during the Cold War and beyond.  Introduction to Comparative Political Economy Explained many of the classical models of development and examined those models drawn from both industrialized and developing country cases.  Introduction to Comparative Politics Focused on diverse political systems in both developed and developing countries.  Introduction to Public Policy Facilitated discussions on the models used to shape public policy and how these same models apply to contemporary public policy matters. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2013 Global Research Institute of International Trade President and CEO

Founder of the think tank with the goal of conducting research on free trade policies and agreements that can be used by scholars, policymakers and the business community. Currently, working on a project looking at how different types of business owners can take advantage of free trade agreements.

2005-2007

The Services Group, Inc. (TSG) (Merged with AECOM International Development)

Staff Consultant

Member of TSG‟s trade and investment team. Performed analyses of free trade agreements, regional trading blocs, tariff and non-tariff measures and industry

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performance in an effort to help developing countries become more integrated into the international economy, achieve economic growth and development, and reduce poverty levels. Technical and geographical work included the following:  Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Provided institutional advice in a report to the SACU Secretariat as its member countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland) move towards forming a trade management institution similar to that of South Africa‟s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), which focused on safeguard measures, countervailing duties, and anti-dumping.  Botswana Responsible for Inside Southern African Trade, a newsletter published by the Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub under the USAID-funded Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building (TFCB) project. Researched and suggested newsworthy pieces, conducted interviews and wrote news and analytical material for publication. Conducted a performer indicator analysis using U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) data to analyze the competitiveness of Southern African economies between 2004 and 2005.  Senegal: Completed an analysis that determined the level of a single border tax on goods that enter the territory of Senegal from the Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The border tax rate was based upon the revenue and corporate income tax rates for specific sectors and sub-sectors. Researched, analyzed, and offered recommendations regarding the impact that West African regional trade agreements have on Senegal‟s free zone regime. The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) and TSG used the findings and recommendations in a larger study examining the need for a SEZ and the financial, physical and political needs for an SEZ in Senegal. East Asia: Researched East Asia‟s non-tariff measures (i.e. technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phyto-sanitary standards), rule of origin requirements, and intraregional trade patterns. Additionally, studied the region‟s Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates and the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) in order to determine the margin of preference allotted to member countries. Finally, assessed the ability of ASEAN countries to satisfy the ASEAN rule of origin requirements through data on each country‟s value added manufacturing figures. Iraq: Involved in activities related to private sector development and trade. Completed a final report that discusses how Iraq‟s bilateral, regional, and international trade and economic cooperation agreements comply with World Trade Organization rules and regulations, which, inter alia, includes Most Favoured Nation treatment (MFN) and General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Produced summary reports of the contents of Iraq‟s existing bilateral, regional, and international trade agreements and on trade agreements throughout the Middle East region as a whole. Some of the information from the summary reports was used for the IZDIHAR Trade Newsletter. Eastern Caribbean Short Term Technical Advisor (STTA) to the Rapid Assessment Team as a part of the USAID-funded Caribbean Open Trade Support (COTS) project. Met with private sector associations to assess the effectiveness of these organizations and what is needed to build the trading capacity of its members. Drafted a work plan for the team leader highlighting the challenges that both industries and private sector associations faced and offered suggestions to address those challenges. Finalized a report assessing the strengths and weakness of international trade competitiveness in

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Antigua and Barbuda. The report looked at several main determining factors for economic growth – government and society, regulatory system, private sector, labor markets and human capital, and macro- and microeconomic policies.

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SELECT PUBLICATIONS Peer Review “Path Dependency and U.S. Textile Competitiveness in the Dominican Republic Market,” Advances in Competitiveness Research (forthcoming 2014) “Small States and Asymmetry in International Trade Negotiations: Constraints and Outcomes,” Politics and Policy (June 2013) “Small States and Compliance Bargaining in the WTO: An analysis of the Antigua-US gambling services case,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs (September 2012) Review of “Building Transnational Networks: Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas,” Politics and Policy (June 2012) “Eurasian Bargaining, Agriculture, and the Doha Round,” Caucasian Review of International Affairs (2010). “Cross-regional Trade Cooperation: The Mexico-Japan Free Trade Agreement,” Asia Pacific: Perspectives (2007). Encyclopedia Entries “El Partido Revolucionario Institucional.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity, Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference (2008) “Francisco „Pancho‟ Villa,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity, Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference (2008) “Hugo Chavez,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity, Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference (2008) “Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity, Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference (2008) “Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed., edited by William Darity, Jr. Detroit: Macmillan Reference (2008)

Editorials “The Marginalization of the Caribbean in the Americas Agenda,” Global Politics Magazine (25 April 2012)

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“Small Developing Countries and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism: The Case of Antigua and Barbuda,” Women in International Trade (WIIT) Newsletter (Fall/Winter 2010) “RD-CAFTA, Modificaciones y Sus Oportunidades,” Vigilante Informativo (31 Aug 2008) “Protectionist Label Obscures Free Trade Debate,” Charlotte Observer (2 May 2008) “New Opportunities for African Oil in the Chinese Market,” Women in International Trade (WIIT) Newsletter (spring 2006)

INVITED LECTURES AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS “Research and Teaching in the Dominican Republic: An Account of the Fulbright Experience,” Fulbright Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences, NC A&T State Univerity, 9 April 2013 “U.S. Trade Policy Toward Central America and the Caribbean,” NC A&T Department of Business and Economics, Global Business Environment (course taught by Dr. Chi AnyansiArchibong) 4 April 2013 “International Trade Rules and Industry Competitiveness,” International Business, School of Business and International Relations, Department of Political Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University 18 & 20 February 2013 “The Politics of International Trade,” Latin American Politics, Department of Political Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University 19 February 2013 “Small States and the WTO: An Analysis of the Antigua-US Internet Gambling Dispute,” International Relations, Department of Political Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University 18 February 2013 “Small States and the WTO: An analysis of the Antigua-US Internet Gambling Dispute,” Criminal Justice Roundtable, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, 21 March 2012 “Research and Teaching in the Dominican Republic: An account of the Fulbright Experience,” College of Arts and Sciences Meeting, invited by Dean Goldie Byrd, 1 December 2011 “Trade in the Western Hemisphere,” NC A&T Department of Business and Economics, Global Business Environment (course taught by Dr. Chi Anyansi-Archibong) 3 March 2011 “DR-CAFTA from a Political Perspective.” Short course presented at three different universities -Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santo Domingo), Ibero-american University, and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago) as part of the program titled, “Promotion of a Culture of Understanding: Capacity Building and Promotion in the DR-CAFTA Countries,” sponsored by the Trust for the Americas (Organization of the American States) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 4 February 2010 and 24 February 2010 Santiago, Dominican Republic 26 February 2010

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“DR-CAFTA from a Political Perspective.” Short course presented at the University of Costa Rica as part of the program titled, “Promotion of a Culture of Understanding: Capacity Building and Promotion in the DR-CAFTA Countries,” sponsored by the Trust for the Americas (Organization of the American States) San Jose, Costa Rica 27 January 2010 CONFERENCE PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS, PANELS CHAIRED “Single Sector, Varying influence and Free Trade Negotiations: The Case of the DR -CAFTA Agricultural Negotiations,” Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C. 1 June 2013 “Determinants of Influence on the Bargaining Agenda: The Case of the U.S.-Dominican Agricultural Negotiations,” Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, CA 30 March 2013 (served as both Chair and Presenter of the panel titled, Business, Trade and Bargaining) “Divergent Influence Levels on the Free Trade Negotiation Agenda: The Case of Dominican Apparel and Agriculture in DR-CAFTA,” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference Chicago, IL 15 April 2012 International Trade Negotiation and Agreements, Panel chaired at the Midwest Political Science Association conference Chicago, IL 12 April 2012 “Sectoral Influence on the Free Trade Agenda,” Paper presented at the North Carolina Political Science Association conference Durham, NC 24 Feburary 2012

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“The Impact of the Consulting Profession on Academic Research and Teaching,” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association conference Seattle, WA 2 September 2011 “DR-CAFTA Rules of Origin as a Determinant of U.S. Textile Competitiveness in the Dominican Republic,” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association conference Chicago, IL 1 April 2011 (also served as chair of this same panel titled, International Political Economy and Regional Integration) “How a Globally Uncompetitive Industry Competes in Specific Markets: A Study of U.S. Textile Competitiveness in the Dominican Market,” Paper presented at the North Carolina Political Science Association conference Charlotte, NC 25 February 2011 “The Regionalization of the Left in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Paper presented at the North Carolina Political Science Association conference Greensboro, NC 27 February 2009 “Populist Neoliberalism in Evo Morales‟ Bolivia: Understanding Hybrid Economic Policies.” Paper presented at the New England Political Science Association conference Providence, RI 25-26 April 2008 “Comparative Politics: The Impact of Globalization on the Developing World.” Panel Chair at the New England Political Science Association conference Providence, RI 25-26 April 2008 “Industry Associations, Trade Negotiations, and Economic Growth: An examination of the DRCAFTA Negotiations.” Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Conference Montreal, Canada 7 September 2007 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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2012-present 2011-2012 2009-present 2008-present 2007-present 2007-2008 2005-2007

Western Political Science Association (WPSA) Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Latin American and Caribbean Studies Council of Greensboro (LACSC-G), Co-founder American Political Science Association (APSA) Latin American Studies Association (LASA) American Association of University Women (AAUW) Women in International Trade (WIIT), Co-editor of WIIT Newsletter

OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT          International Faculty Development Seminar – Cuba, Council for International Educational Exchange, Summer 2012 National Seminar on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards, Technical Barriers to Trade for Agriculture, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Spring 2010 Black Women in the Academy symposium, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Spring 2009 International Faculty Development Seminar – Chile and Argentina, Council for International Educational Exchange, Summer 2008 ArcIMS, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, North Carolina A & T State University, Fall 2007 WebTycho (Interactive course instruction online), Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College, Spring 2007 Qualitative Methods Training, Institute of Qualitative Research Methods, Arizona State University, Winter 2004 Certificate of Training, Rhode Island Micro-Business Training Program, Rhode Island Micro Enterprise Association, Inc., Fall 2003 Certificate of Training, Power Up Entrepreneurship Program, Center for Women and Enterprise, Fall 2001

SERVICE ACTIVITIES Department  Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society  Curriculum Development Committee  Faculty Search Committee School/College  NSF ADVANCE Symposium Planning Committee  Faculty Senate  Undergraduate Research Committee  Awards Committee

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University  Fulbright Campus Representative  Study Abroad Recruiter, Mexico Committee, UNC-Exchange Program Editorial  Reviewed manuscript for Latin American Research Review  Reviewed manuscript for Journal of Social Sciences  Founder, International Trade Examiner Community  Co-founder, Latin American Studies Council of Greensboro Professional Association  Steering Committee Member (by invitation), Practicing Politics Working Group, American Political Science Association  Member-at-large (elected), North Carolina Political Science Association

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Cuba Council for International Educational Exchange – International Faculty Development Seminar (CIEE-IFDS) Preliminary field research (funded by NC A&T) Field research (funded by CIEE/US State Dept.) Council for International Educational ExchangeInternational Faculty Development Seminar (CIEE-IFDS) Council for International Educational ExchangeInternational Faculty Development Seminar (CIEE-IFDS) Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building project, Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub (funded by USAID) Short-term Technical Advisor, Caribbean Open Trade Support project (funded by USAID) Short-term Technical Advisor, Caribbean Open Trade Support project (funded by USAID) Field research Presentation US Embassy (Public Affairs) intern 2012

Dominican Republic

June-July 2008 Jan-July 2010 2008

Argentina

Chile

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Botswana

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Dominica

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Antigua and Barbuda

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Mexico

Aug. 2003 May 23-24, 2007 Sept-Dec. 2002

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