Michael Bennon is the managing director at the Global Projects Center (GPC) and the program manager of the Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative in the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. Michael’s research areas of interest for the Center and work experience are in project finance, public sector finance, project organization design, project risk assessment, and institutional design for project procurement organizations. Michael teaches global project finance to graduate students at Stanford University. Prior to starting at Stanford, Michael served as a captain in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for five years, leading engineer units, managing projects, and planning for infrastructure development in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Thailand. Michael received his M.B.A and M.Sc. in engineering from Stanford University and completed his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.