Director, Globalization & International Employment
Expertise: Development aid, economics, foreign policy/international relations, global poverty/foreign assistance, globalization, trade, United Nations, World Trade Organization
Sabina Dewan is the Director of Globalization and International Employment at American Progress. She works on economic issues ranging from the impact of globalization on employment to the role of trade, foreign assistance, and monetary policies in raising living standards around the globe. She directs the Center’s Just Jobs Program, which advocates for policies that promote good jobs to boost global aggregate demand and level the competitive playing field. Sabina’s research examines the nexus between economic opportunity and economic growth, development and stability.
Prior to joining American Progress, Sabina was a research analyst at the International Labour Organization, or ILO, in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked on various projects promoting the ILO’s decent work agenda within the context of globalization and international development. She then worked as an independent consultant based in Brussels, Belgium, undertaking a variety of projects for institutions including the ILO Regional Office in Thailand, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, and the directorate-general on employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission. Sabina has an advanced master’s degree in quantitative studies from the Catholic University of Brussels, and a second master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Irvine. Sabina has traveled widely, living in countries including Afghanistan, India, and Sierra Leone.