Joshua K. Leon is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College. He has also taught at Villanova, Temple and Drexel Universities.
He has recently written for venues including Dissent, Metropolis, Peace Review, The China Beat, Cities, Brooklyn Rail, Monthly Review, Asia Times, Urban Omnibus, and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He is a frequent contributor to Dissent, Foreign Policy In Focus and Metropolis, and was author of the “World Watch” column for Next City from 2008-2011. In 2010, he covered the Shanghai World Expo for Next City magazine and Foreign Policy In Focus.
His book, The Rise of Global Health: The Evolution of Effective Collective Action, will be released this coming March. The book analyzes how major actors such as the World Health Organization and World Bank fostered an expanded global health regime, aggressively addressing the health related aspects of globalization.
A doctorate in Political Science, he writes on global governance, development, poverty, global health, and urbanization. He lives in Manhattan.