Kathleen R McNamara


Associate Professor
Director, Mortara Center for International Studies


Department of Government
General profile



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Kathleen R. McNamara is Professor of Government and Foreign Service, and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, at Georgetown University. Her work focuses on the evolution of the European Union (EU), the politics of the Euro and the European Central Bank, and international political economy issues more generally. Her books include "The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union"(Oxford University Press 2015), "The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union" (Cornell University Press 1998), and "Making History: European Integration and Institution Change at Fifty" (Oxford University Press 2007). She is active in public policy discussions and her commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and on NPR. Dr. McNamara has taught at Princeton University and Sciences Po (Paris), and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a Fulbright Fellow. She received her Ph.D and M.I.A. from Columbia University and her B.A. from McGill University.


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  • Ph.D. () Columbia University,
  • M.I.A. () Columbia University (SIPA), International Affairs
  • B.A. Honours () McGill University, Geography