Michael R. Anderson directs the International Relations and Global Studies (IRG) major at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as a lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and the faculty director of the UT in Paris study-abroad program. His research interests include trans-Pacific intellectual networks and unofficial diplomacy in the twentieth century. The recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. His dissertation is entitled "Pacific Dreams: The Institute of Pacific Relations and the Struggle for the Mind of Asia, 1925-1960." Dr. Anderson is currently under contract with M.E. Sharpe as a co-author of a textbook provisionally titled The Political and Economic Foundations of Global Studies.