Reba Carruth has a Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Minnesota/M.A. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 1985, and an M.A. in International Affairs, American University School of International Service, 1979. Dr. Carruth is currently an Adjunct Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Professor Carruth is also a Fulbright Specialist. She previously taught Transatlantic /UN Global Climate Change Policy Cooperation in the BMW Center for German and European Studies in the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (2012 and 2013). In October 2015, Dr. Carruth attended the Artic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. Prior to her time at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, she worked and traveled extensively as the European and Global Market Analyst for Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis, and the European Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Her work and publications focus on United States, European Union and UN global harmonization of government policy, regulation and industry standards for the socio-economic integration of nations. She published her doctoral dissertation on Industrial Policy Cooperation in the European Community Steel Crisis – written while studying at the Tilburg Economic University in The Netherlands in 1984. In 2006, she published a book entitled Global Governance of Food and Agriculture Industries: Transatlantic Regulatory Harmonization and Multilateral Policy Cooperation for Food Safety – in cooperation with Dr. Jorgen Schlundt, Head of Food Safety and Animal Health at UN WHO in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2016, Dr. Carruth published an article “Federal Rulemaking and the US Food and Drug Administration: International Regulatory Policy Cooperation in the 21st Century”, in the Georgetown Public Policy Review Journal. She is currently working on a new book that focuses entitled Global Regulation of Antibiotic Drugs: UN, WHO and Transatlantic (US-EU) Policy Cooperation for Palgrave-Macmillan in London. She launched a Spiritual Destiny of America Initiative that provides public lectures, program support and historical tours of the White House, US Capitol, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon, government buildings and American historical venues for the Baha’i’ and greater community in the Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland region.
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