Peter Riggs


Forum on Democracy & Trade

Prior to establishing the Forum on Democracy and Trade in 2003, Peter Riggs worked for ten years as program officer and Director of East Asia programs at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In this capacity, he worked with government officials and civil society groups on trade, development, and environment issues in ASEAN countries, China, Japan, and the Russian Far East. Riggs has worked with the United Nations Development Program in Cambodia (1992–1993); was a visiting lecturer at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1989–1991); and was a Watson Fellow to China and the Soviet Union (1988–1989). Mr. Riggs received his M.Sc. in Coastal Management from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (United Kingdom, 1992.) and studied Political Science and East Asian studies at Oberlin College (1988). His writings have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Whole Earth Review, Kyoto Journal, Coastal Management, and the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Focus: Democracy, Development, Environment, Governance, Trade, United States, Asia, Americas

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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