Dr. Müge Kökten Finkel

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The Global Studies Center proudly announces Dr. Müge Kökten Finkel, assistant professor of international development in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, as the 2017-18 GSC Faculty Fellow

Each year, the GSC selects one outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship advances the Center's mission. With GSC's support, Finkel will convene a workshop on gender equality in public administration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on November 8-10. Participating scholars and policymakers will discuss preliminary findings from a student working group, building on previous UNDP presentations and seminars on the importance of good data to monitor and promote progress toward diverse representation within government institutions. The comprehensive event ranges from identifying best practices in Nordic states to tackling the unique challenges of countries affected by conflict, with the aim of establishing a broader gender inequality research lab to align academic capacity with practitioner needs. As part of her fellowship, Finkel will also develop a related mini-course on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (tentatively planned for spring 2018). 

More about the Faculty Fellowship:

The Faculty Fellowship is designed to promote transnational research and includes a course release; up to $15,000 toward scholarly events (e.g. workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances, or seminars); and an additional $5,000 for related research, travel, and curricular development. Applications for the next academic year will be available here and are due November 1, 2017. You can direct questions to Jessica Pickett in the meantime.

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