Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty member named to international review panel
“I’m very proud of this as an opportunity to make a difference in an organization that impacts so many people around the world.
KENNESAW, Ga. (May 3, 2022) — KENNESAW, Ga. (April 27, 2022) — Susan Raines, associate director of Kennesaw State’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, was recently named to a panel of global experts tasked with reviewing the International Monetary Fund.
Raines, along with two other panel members and a panel advisor, are working to identify how the Fund can ensure it has robust and effective channels in place for complaint, dissent and accountability. The final report is expected in May.
“I’m very proud of this as an opportunity to make a difference in an organization that impacts so many people around the world. It’s important work,” Raines said of her appointment. “International Financial Institutions like the IMF must hold their staff and leaders to the highest levels of transparency and ethics, because their work impacts the financial stability and economic development of countries around the globe.”
The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, is an organization of 190 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty around the world.
In addition to 25 years of experience in conflict prevention, resolution and management, she has conducted trainings for companies and organizations such as Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, the Supreme Courts of Georgia and Florida and United Nations.
“Appointments like Dr. Raines’ show that outside organizations recognize the caliber of faculty that our college looks to hire and retain,” said Charity Butcher, interim director of the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development. “Dr. Raines offers a wealth of knowledge and professional experience in a variety of conflict resolution spheres. The experience that Susan and many other faculty at KSU bring to their courses give Owls an advantage when preparing to enter the workforce after graduation.”
– By Thomas Hartwell