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Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

Adjunct Lecturer in the Master of Arts in Global Policy Program

  • Campus Location: Washington DC


Giovanna Maria Dora Dore is a Political Economist with nearly 20 years of experience in international development and comparative politics, with a focus on institutions in East Asian emerging markets. Between 1998 and 2008, Dr. Dore worked at the World Bank in various capacities, including Special Assistant to the President. Her work focused on the East Asia and Pacific Region and a broad range of topics related to growth and sustainable development, public expenditure and revenue management, and decentralization. Between 1990 and 1995, she worked on migration and refugees’ issues with a focus on Pakistan, Middle Eastern, and European countries thanks to her association with the United Nations. Currently, a Lecturer with the JHU-KSAS for the IS and EAS Programs, and the JHU-Department of Economics.


Dr. Dore is the sole author of Asia Struggles with Democracy (Routledge, 2016), and primary contributor and editor (with Karl D. Jackson and Jae H. Ku) of Incomplete Democracies in Asia-Pacific. Evidence from Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She has authored peer-reviewed articles, conference and working papers on democratic legitimacy and dysfunction in Asia and Europe, legacy of authoritarian regimes in East Asia, growth and development in emerging markets and transition economies. Dr. Dore also authored World Bank technical reports and economic policy papers, and her commentary has appeared in The American Interest magazine.


Dr. Dore received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University - SAIS in 2012, her MA in in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University – SAIS in 1998, and her BA-MSc in Contemporary Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (double first class honors) from the Catholic University of Milan in 1995.