Dr. Natalia Dinello

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Dr. Natalia Dinello

Director of the Global Residencies Program


Natalia Dinello has joined the GSPM faculty as Director of the Global Residencies Program after her tenures at the United Nations (2007-2017) and the Global Development Network (GDN) (2002-2007). She brings with her a wealth of experience in research, expert advice, teaching and training, global advocacy, and diplomacy.

Holding Ph.D. degrees in Sociology and Economics, she is an author of more than thirty publications on international politics and global development. She is also a recipient of several research grants, scholarships, and fellowships, including from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

As Advisor at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Division for Governance and Multilateral Affairs and the Programme Division, she led the establishment and maintenance of an organization-wide, cross-regional system of monitoring and analysis of political, legislative and policy challenges and opportunities in support of UNFPA programs and external relations. She also facilitated analytical studies as foundations of the UNFPA strategic plans and held workshops and other capacity-development events, including in cooperation with the United Nations System Staff College.

While working as Principal Political Scientist at GDN—a spin-off of the World Bank that builds research capacity in development globally—Natalia cooperated with international networks of think tanks, universities, and policy research associations to link recognized experts with graduate students and young Ph.D. holders. She advised and mentored participants in GDN programs, served as executive editor of the Global Development Network Series, and co-edited four books on international development.

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Sociology

Ph.D. equivalent, Institute of USA and Canada Studies, Moscow, Economics