A return to the “Washington Consensus” that prevailed until 2016 would be foolish and dangerous.
Jeffrey Ayres / @JeffreyAyres1
Professor and chair, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Saint Michael’s College
Jeffrey Ayres is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and adjunct research professor in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. He earned a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and French at the University of Virginia, and an MA and PhD in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches courses and conducts research broadly in the areas of comparative and international political economy, regionalism and global governance and Canadian and North American politics, and has published extensively in article, chapter and book form. He is co-editor of Globalization and Food Sovereignty: Global and Local Change in the New Politics of Food (University of Toronto Press, 2014), North America in Question: Regional Integration in an Era of Political Turbulence (University of Toronto Press, 2012) and Contentious Politics in North America: National Protest and Transnational Collaboration under Continental Integration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and he is author of Defying Conventional Wisdom: Political Movements and Popular Contention Against North American Free Trade (University of Toronto Press, 1998). Ayres has held the Fulbright Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and has twice been a visiting researcher at Carleton\'s Institute of Political Economy.