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Craig N. Murphy teaches at Wellesley College and the McCormack Graduate
School of Global and Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
He is a former president of the International Studies Association and a past chairman of the Academic Council on the UN System. His books include "International Organization and Industrial Change: Global Governance Since 1850" and "The UN Development Programme: A Better Way?" Murphy has a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Stephen Browne is a fellow of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and director of FUNDS, or the Future United Nations Development System. He worked for more than 30 years in the UN development system, including as the UN representative in newly independent Ukraine and in post-conflict Rwanda in the 1990s; as the humanitarian coordinator in Somalia in the 1980s; and as an economic researcher in Thailand in the 1970s. He studied economics at Cambridge University and in Paris.

  •  August 22, 2013 
Helen Clark of UNDP
Constant reform has characterized the United Nations Development Program throughout its existence, say the authors of two recent books on the agency. Change bespeaks an organization ready to adapt but also fundamentally uncertain about its proper role. It teeters between two sets of tensions. The first tension is between being both coordinator and competitor …

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