Dr. Susan Ariel Aaronson teaches courses on trade, international economics and the economic aspects of national security. Her areas of scholarly expertise include the relationship between human rights and trade, human rights and corruption, trade and the internet, and business and human rights. Aaronson is the author of 6 books and is writing a new book for Cambridge U. Press on The Paradox of the WTO.
Aaronson received her BA in history from Binghamton University, her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in economic history. Aaronson has served/serves as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the ILO, the World Bank, UNIDO, and the governments of Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland. Her current research, funded by the MacArthur and other foundations, examines how the US, EU, and Canada use trade policies to regulate the Internet and to advance Internet freedom.