Senior Advisor

Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Ph.D., is an international expert on issues related to The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and thought leader in the political economy of international investment and finance.

From 2019-2020, she served as a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellow. Supported by this fellowship, she worked in the U.S. Department of State as a Policy Advisor and CFIUS Case Analyst in the Office of Investment Affairs. Dr. Bauerle Danzman is currently a CFR term member.

Dr. Bauerle Danzman is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, where she researches how domestic and multinational firms influence and adapt to investment regulation, how rules governing capital shape global networks of ownership and production, and how governments confront national security concerns related to foreign direct investment.

Regularly quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, Dr. Bauerle Danzman is also a policy engaged scholar. Her work has been published in various academic journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Business and Politics, and Review of International Political Economy. Her recent book, Merging Interests: When Domestic Firms Shape FDI Policyexamines how changes in global and local credit conditions affect local firms’ policy preferences over regulation of foreign investors, and explores how firms leverage their power resources to influence regulatory structures.

Dr. Bauerle Danzman received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. from Villanova University. In 2014-2015 she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.