Michael P. Ryan teaches in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. He also directed the Creative and Innovative Economy Center at the George Washington University Law School, where he coordinated and participated in a variety of research projects regarding the political economy, business, law, diplomacy, and ethics of creativity, innovation, and economic development in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Dr. Ryan lectures frequently in Geneva to members of the diplomatic community and has also lectured and conducted research in Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, the Palestinian Territories, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Uganda. He co-organized an African ministerial roundtable with the Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology in 2005 and, in 2006, a national strategy seminar for Uganda with Uganda’s Minister of Trade and Industry. President Museveni welcomed the ministers, their deputies, and the CIEC team participants and charged them with the responsibility to foster higher value-added economic activity in Uganda.
Before joining the George Washington University Law School to found the Creative and Innovative Economy Center, Dr. Ryan served on the faculties of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and School of Business and the University of Michigan Business School. Dr. Ryan has also been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a guest lecturer at China University of Law and Political Science. He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan and an MA from the Ohio State University. He currently teaches at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.