Ryan I. Haddad
Ph.D. Candidate

I am a diplomatic and business history doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland and a graduate fellow of the Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

My research focuses on the relationship between American national security and the global economy. I am especially interested in the political construction of markets and American attempts to intervene in and shape international markets for national security and foreign policy reasons. My current project, ”America’s Commercial Cold War,” examines this phenomenon in the trade realm. I am planning a second project focusing on foreign investment and American security policy.

My research agenda and interest in the politics and mechanics of international exchange has been influenced by earlier professional experiences. I previously worked in and with the federal government, first in U.S.-European trade relations at the U.S. Department of Commerce, then later as a contract adviser on export control policy to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. I was also a support staff member of the President’s Export Control Reform Task Force.

My prior academic training was in International Relations History with a Modern Europe concentration (MSc., London School of Economics and Political Science) and Political Science (BA, Providence College).