Abraham L Newman


Associate Professor


Faculty - SFS
General profile



506 ICC

Office hours

By appointment


Professor Newman received his BA in International Relations from Stanford University and his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

His research focuses on international political economy, with a special interest in global regulatory issues. He has completed a project on European global leadership in the area of data privacy and is currently working on international economic governance. His work examines the intersection of comparative political economy and international political economy, specifically how domestic institutions, through transgovernmental cooperation, shape international affairs.

He is the author of Protectors of Privacy: Regulating Personal Data in the Global Economy (Cornell University Press: 2008) and co-editor of How Revolutionary was the Digital Revolution: National Responses, Market Transitions, and Global Technologies (Stanford University Press: 2006). His work has appeared in a range of journals including Governance, International Organization, and the Journal of European Public Policy.


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  • PhD (2005) University of California, Berkeley, Political Science
  • BA (1996) Stanford University, International Relations


  • German (speak, read, write)