Jeffrey Riedinger | Vice Provost for Global Affairs, University of Washington
As Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dr. Riedinger oversees the University of Washington’s multiple activities in the global arena including support for international research, study abroad, exchanges for students and faculty with universities in other countries, and centers the UW has established abroad. He is a well-recognized leader in the field of global affairs and global engagement and has on-the-ground experience in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.
As a comparative political scientist, Dr. Riedinger has a developing area focus, with special emphasis on Southeast and East Asia. Dr. Riedinger is currently involved in a long-term applied research project on land tenure security in China with colleagues in the U.S. and China. Chinese policy makers drew upon their research findings and policy recommendations to develop the 2003 Rural Land Contracting Law. As it is implemented, this law substantially improves the security of agricultural land use rights for China’s 200 million rural families.
Dr. Riedinger earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College, a J.D. at the University of Washington, and a M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University.