Professor of International Affairs
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Sakiko Fukuda-Parr is a Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Her teaching and research have focused on human rights and development, global health, and global goal setting and governance by indicators. From 1995 to 2004, she was lead author and director of the UNDP Human Development Reports. Her recent publications include: Millennium Development Goals: Ideas, Interests and Influence (Routledge 2017); Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (with T. Lawson-Remer and S. Randolph, Oxford 2015), winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2016 Best Book in Human Rights Scholarship and the 2019 Grawemeyer Prize for Ideas to Improve the World Order.
Fukuda-Parr contributes actively to international policy and research processes. Most recent appointments include the UN Committee on Development Policy as Vice Chair, the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines and Innovation, and Boards of Knowledge Ecology International and International Association for Feminist Economics. She directs the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health at the University of Oslo, and also serves as Distinguished Fellow at the JICA Research Institute, Tokyo.
MA University of Sussex
MALD Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
BA (Hons) Cambridge University
2019: "Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs," special issue of Global Policy Journal, co-edited with D. McNeill.
2018: “Developmental States, Neoliberalism and the Right to Food: Brazil and South Africa” chapter 11 in Diane Frey and Gillian McNaughton, eds. Economic and Social Rights in a Neoliberal World, Cambridge University Press, New York and Cambridge
2017: Millennium Development Goals: Ideas, Interests and Influence, New York: Routledge
2017: “Trade and Investment Agreements: Implications for Health Protection” (with Desmond McNeill et al). Journal of World Trade 51, no.1: 159-182
2016: “From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals: shifts in concept, purpose, and politics of global goal setting for development”. Gender and Development 24:1
2015: Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlements Perspectives (ed. with Viviene Taylor). Cape Town: University of Cape Town/Juta Press
2015: Millennium Development Goals, Capabilities and Human Rights: The Power of Numbers to Shape Agendas, (ed. with A. Yamin) London: Routledge. (special issue of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities)
2015: Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (with T. Lawson-Remer and S. Randolph). New York: Oxford University Press.
Best Book in Human Rights Scholarship Award of the American Political Science Association, 2016
2014: “Political origins of health inequalities: prospects for change”, The Lancet 383:9917 p 630-667 (with Ole Peter Ottersen et al) London