A selection of projects and presentations and a geographical biography offer context to my research and interests.
2020 Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs, Institut für Interkulturelle und Internationale Studien, University of Bremen (June)
2020 – 2024 IDRC (International Development Research Centre, Ottawa) – GPE (Global Partnership for Education), Knowledge and Information Exchange (KIX) initiative, Regional Learning hub for Europe – Asia - Pacific, based at NORRAG/Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva ($2.5 million)
2018 – 2023 Research Council of Norway, FINNUT (Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector), title of funded research project: “Policy Knowledge and Lesson Drawing in Nordic School Reform in an Era of International Comparison,” PI of entire research grant: Kirsten Sivesind (University of Oslo), NOK 12 million (approx. $1.5 million); partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University, $108,328 (co-PI with Oren Pizmony-Levy)
2018 – 2020 Swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC), Consortia for Education and Research (COFER), title of project “Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for E-Learning,” CHF 631,660 (approx. $640,000); through the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva/NORRAG (Project Lead)
2017 – 2021 R2 Professor, Mobility Grant North America in Educational Research (UTNAM), part-time visiting faculty member
Research Council of Norway, Academic Affiliation with University of
2016, 2018 Visiting Professor, University of Oslo
Course on Comparative Policy Studies for PhD students, held
during the summer school 2016 in Comparative Social Science
Studies, organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences
2016 Capacity Strengthening of the Ministry of Education and Science of Uzbekistan, PI: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, administered by ICREST/NCREST, Teachers College, Columbia University, and UNICEF Uzbekistan $36,744
2016 Evaluation study for SDC.
2015 – 2019 Strengthening Education System Sector Development, funded by Asian Development Bank No. 0408-KGZ, Co-Principal Investigator and Team leader: Gita Steiner-Khamsi, administered by ICREST/NCREST, Teachers College, Columbia University, $1,543,494
2015 Visiting Professor, Aarhus Danish Pedagogical University, Copenhagen/Denmark (spread out throughout the academic year)
2014 UNICEF Kyrgyzstan "Situation of Teachers in Kyrgyzstan"
2012 Asian Development Bank, Conference, October 2012: "Education Policy Research in Mongolia"
The video is an oral history of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) as told by former presidents of the organization.
Comparatively Speaking II:
This video is a continued oral history of the past sixty years of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
UNICEF: "Situation of Teachers in Kyrgyzstan"