Arne Ruckert is a Research Associate at the University of Ottawa’s Institute of Population Health, working on health equity issues in the Globalization and Health Equity unit. His principal areas of research include the international financial institutions (IFIs), the international aid architecture, the financial crisis and health equity, especially in Ontario, global health governance, and human rights-based approaches to development and health. Arne has worked as an independent consultant for various development organizations (such as the North-South Institute, the Halifax Initiative, etc.), and is teaching development courses in the School of Political Studies and the School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS) at the University of Ottawa. He has recently co-edited two collections (Post-Neoliberalism in the Americas, Palgrave, 2009; and Poverty Reform and the World Bank, Labor, Capital and Society, 2009), and has published widely on global development and health issues (e.g. in the Lancet, Critical Public Health, Review of International Political Economy, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Studies in Political Economy, Health Promotion International, etc.). Arne holds an M.A. in International Relations from Queen’s University, a Diploma degree from the University of Frankfurt in Social Studies, and a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University.