Franczak, Michael


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Michael Franczak is a historian of American foreign relations and the world economy. At Columbia, he teaches a seminar on 1970s global and US history.

Franczak is the author of Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s (Cornell University Press, 2022) and many articles in academic, popular, and policy journals. He is an expert on international climate finance and works as a Research Fellow in the Division of Peace, Climate, and Sustainable Development at the International Peace Institute in New York. Franczak is active in global climate change negotiations as an advisor to small island countries and has also worked for the UN Climate Secretariat in Bonn. Before coming to Columbia, Franczak completed postdoctoral fellowships at University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, where he taught in the History department. He is currently writing a second book on climate change and US foreign policy after the Cold War.


PhD, History, Boston College 2018

BA, History, University of Michigan, 2011