The first of these policy experts is Andrés Mejía Acosta, the Kuster Family Associate Dean for Policy and Practice.
Mejía Acosta’s scholarly work has consistently gained recognition for its policy-relevance. He has been consulted as a thematic or regional expert to international development organizations such as the British Department for International Development, the Carter Center, Freedom House, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Budget Partnership, the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency, and UNICEF, among others. He holds a PhD in political science from Notre Dame.
The Policy Platform will support two more policy professorships in order to deepen academic expertise and policy relevance in areas that are critical to the Keough School’s strategic plan, such as environmental justice, climate change, poverty, and inequality.