Christina L. Madden

Criterion Institute; KWR International; Carnegie New Leaders

Christina L. Madden is a director at Criterion Institute, a non-profit think tank focused on global financial systems. She specializes in the intersection of investment, security, and social and economic development. Madden has also been a senior advisor to KWR International since 2012, and led research and analysis on the development of Myanmar's energy and electrification sectors after the country opened its doors to foreign investment following 60 years of isolation.

Madden previously led U.S. operations for a Nepal-based community development non-profit, coordinating the organization's response to the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, and was assistant editor of MediaGlobal, a United Nations-based publication focused on economic and social development in least developed countries. Madden has worked in dozens of countries across Southeast Asia, Latin America, and West Africa and has served as an advisor to governments, United Nations agencies, private firms, and non-profits.

Her articles have been published in Foreign Affairs, The Asia Times, Latin America Energy Advisor, World Politics Review, Carnegie Council's Policy Innovations, and in the book Perspectives on Peacekeeping and Atrocity Prevention.

Madden is a member of Carnegie New Leaders, chairs the board of directors of Global Action to Prevent War, a United Nations-based non-profit, and is president of Women in International Security-New York.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="">Jos Verhoogen</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

MAR 27, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Despite EASSy, Africa Still Listening to Radio

The East African Submarine Cable System promises to bring Internet connectivity to millions of people, but old-fashioned radio is still a practical choice for local ...

Damascus Internet <br>cafe. Photo by <a href="">Josh <br>Hough</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

FEB 5, 2008 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Typing TERROR in a Crowded Chat

Like many tools of globalization, the power of the Internet can cut both ways. What then is the solution to extremism on the Internet? Paradoxically, ...

Has the sun set on cheap, plentiful oil? <br>Photo by <a href="">Calum Davidson</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

NOV 9, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Inflation Fuels Global Hunger

Despite the best efforts of central bankers everywhere, inflation is making a comeback, and everyone's feeling the pinch of rising food and fuel prices.

Pakistani piggybanks, or <em>gallas</em>. CREDIT: <a href="">Umair Mohsin</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

OCT 10, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Moral Interest in Banking

Pakistan, whose constitution requires that all laws be brought in conformity with sharia, is transitioning to a completely interest-free economy. Islamic finance is booming in ...

Mist over Dongtan Marsh. China plans to <br>build a model eco-city in the area. Photo <br>by <a href="">laughterwym</a> (<a href="">CC</a>).

AUG 15, 2007 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: China's Eco-Entrepreneurs

Although China's civil society is stifled, the Chinese environmental movement has taken great strides and made great progress in combating the harms of rapid development.