Diane Alleva Cáceres

Part-Time Lecturer

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
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Diane Alleva Cáceres is a Lecturer at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and was the Associate Director of the European Union Center of Excellence at the Georgia Tech. At mid-career she returned to academia to pursue a Ph.D. and completed her degree in 2015. Her current book project, based on her dissertation, “Constructing Knowledge-based Industries in the Globalization Era: Social Learning, the Political Process and Commitment Strategies,” is now under review for publication.

Her interdisciplinary research and teaching addresses several questions: How do countries re-balance their economies to include both traditional industries, like agriculture, and science-based ones like biotechnology? Why do otherwise similar countries and firms produce very different and more innovative technologies? And, why do some economic institutions persist despite being inefficient and ineffective? She has always been interested in understanding differing economic strategies throughout the world as well as the changing role of the state, markets and society. Her global travels have taken her to several continents and many countries and regions, from Malta and Newfoundland to Kyrgyzstan and China, learning about how countries and regions organize their economic activity.

Her professional career spans 25 years. She is also Founder and CEO of Market Access International, Inc. an international trade, investment and enterprise growth consulting practice celebrating its 20th year in 2017. She was the Senior Trade and Investment Advisor for North Africa and the Middle East at U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Trade and Investment Services; Senior Trade Specialist at the Australian Trade Commission; Economist at the World Technology Foundation; and Program Assistant in the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Alleva Cáceres is also Founder and Chair of Georgia’s World Trade Day conference. She has been a member of several boards and is currently Executive Vice President of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center Atlanta as well as immediate past-President of the Graduate Studies Advisory Board at the College of William and Mary where she received a BA in Economics and MA in Government/Political Science. She obtained a PhD in International Affairs, Science and Technology from Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

Dr. Alleva Cáceres is an elected Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Women’s Forum.

  • Ph.D.: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MA: The College of William and Mary
  • BA: The College of William and Mary
Areas of
  • Globalization, Political Economy, Global Politics Of Technology, Innovation, Industry Studies


  • INTA-3044: Global Politics of Tech
  • INTA-4500: INTA Pro-Seminar
  • INTA-4740: Sem-Political Economy
  • INTA-6306: Globalization