Svet Derderyan (Ph.D, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) joined the Department of Political Science in 2016. As an instructor, he teaches broadly across European, comparative and international politics. His research focuses on the interplay between supranational, international, and grassroots (civil society) pressures on governments to implement good governance policies, such as anti-corruption, environmental policies, regional development etc. He also studies International Organizations and how their evolving structure and decision-making impacts their authority relative to their members. Lastly, he works on the politics and economics of development and underdevelopment drawing comparisons between regional development strategies in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. His recent publications include: “Corruption on the Ropes? The effectiveness of EU leverage in fighting corruption in Eastern Europe,” in EU Enlargement: Current Challenges and Strategic Choices (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2013) and the co-authored volume Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume III (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).