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Charles Krusekopf






Charles Krusekopf is the faculty lead for international business in the School of Business, and also teaches in the School of Environment and Sustainability. He holds the rank of Professor, and serves as the Director of the Bachelors of Commerce and Masters of Global Management programs. He is the elected faculty representative on the RRU Board of Governors. His current research work includes work on cross-border innovation collaborations, including a project for the Asia Pacific Foundation on innovation zones in China and innovation partnerships between Canada and Asia.  He also closely follows economic and political affairs in Mongolia, recently completing book chapters on Mongolia’s role energy cooperation in Northeast Asia, the impact of the Mongolian government’s direct ownership of natural resource deposits, and an overview of the state and future of the Mongolian economy. He worked previously on topics in the field of environment and sustainability, including global carbon policies, community-based social marketing, decision making with regard to energy efficiency improvements, and sustainability education.


Krusekopf has extensive international experience working with organizations such as the World Bank, Soros Foundation, Albright Stonebridge Group, Fortune Magazine, U.S. Trade Representative, and the U.S. State Department. He has taught at universities in Germany, China and Mongolia and visited over 40 countries. He has worked in China and Mongolia for more than 25 years, and serves as the executive director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar, an organization he founded in 2002.


Krusekopf has a PhD in economics from the University of Washington, a MA in China studies and international relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in economics and managerial studies from Rice University. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2004, and has been given numerous awards for his teaching and research work.