Bradley J. Murg, Ph.D.

Bradley J. Murg teaches as an assistant professor of political science and Asian studies and serves as director of the program in Global Development Studies at Seattle Pacific University. He was named by Seattle Pacific students as the 2017 Professor of the Year. Murg’s research, supported by grants from the Social Science Research Council and the International Research and Exchanges Board, focuses on legal reform, the political economy of foreign aid, and economic development in China and the former Soviet Union. He works regularly as a consultant/adviser to the Asian Development Bank on development issues in East Asia. Murg is also an affiliate faculty member of the Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. Murg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University where he also completed his master’s degree, focusing on the moral philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He also holds an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics. Murg’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Washington focused on legal reform and economic development in China, Russia, and Kazakhstan. He is fluent in French, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese with proficiency in German, Dutch, Uighur, Tagalog, and Latin. Murg acts as an adviser for the "Le Forum des Idées pour le Québec" in Montreal, Canada. He also holds appointments as Distinguished Fellow at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he is also Senior Research Fellow at the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace.