INternational Development

Center Head

Anand Swaminathan - CC '19

Anand Swaminathan is a sophomore in Calhoun College majoring in Ethics, Politics, & Economics. In addition to the Roosevelt Institute, he is part of the Model United Nations Team at Yale (MUNTY), Yale Startup Consulting Group, and works as a College Aide. His main academic interests include economic development, foreign affairs, and philosophy. For fun, Anand enjoys spending time with friends, meditating, and exercising.


Center Members:

Minami Kurokami

Faith Vasquez

Sean Hackett

Surbhi Bharadwaj

Felicia Chang

Eli Swab


This semester in the International Development Center of the Roosevelt Institute, members will be researching the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Widely seen as the Asian counterpart to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), signing members of RCEP hope to create an increasingly free and unified trade zone in Asia and in surrounding regions. Center members will research the political origins of this deal, its economic consequences for specific nations, and assess whether it is a model for future international trade deals.