Richard T. Clark

Richard Clark is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in International Relations and International Political Economy. His current research focuses on international organizations, international trade, public opinion, and environmental politics. His dissertation project is titled "Better Together? How International Organizations Combat Complexity Through Cooperation," and it investigates (1) the conditions under which overlapping international organizations (IOs) pursue cooperation with one another, and (2) how IO cooperation affects global governance outcomes, such as the stringency of IO policies and their operational performance. He serves as the Political Science Department's Lead Teaching Fellow and is also a student fellow at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy. His scholarship is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science.