Dr. Reut Barak Weekes

Barak Weekes
Academic Head, Glocal International Development Program

Dr. Reut Barak Weekes specializes in development economics and political relations in the developing world and has a wide interest in development in diverse communities. Supporting the Glocal program from its establishment, Dr. Barak Weekes teaches the courses “Introduction to International Development” and "Development Economics: Principles and Application"; and had guided students in the process of identifying and preparing for their internships.

Dr. Barak Weekes' Ph.D. thesis, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, focused on the impact of governance relations on water management in China. Dr. Barak Weekes’ current research focuses on the impact of microfinance schemes on community relations and community building in East Africa.

Teaches: Introduction to Development, Development Economics: Principles and Application, Program Seminar.