Bradley Murg

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Bradley Murg


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  • SBGE Center House, 2nd floor south, Seattle Pacific University


Education: BA/MA, Emory University, 2000; MSc, London School of Economics, 2002; MA, University of Washington; PhD, University of Washington, 2015.

Bradley J. Murg teaches as an assistant professor of political science and serves as director of the program in Global Development Studies at Seattle Pacific University. Brad’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. His current research explores the history of foreign aid in Cambodia, paying particular attention to Soviet assistance in the 1980s as well as Chinese aid and investment today.

Brad 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. Dr. 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.