Director, Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin, Germany

Julia Steets is director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. Her research and consulting work focuses on humanitarian assistance, international development, public-private partnerships, as well as monitoring and evaluation. She also serves as a member of the board of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) and as a member of the editorial board of Routledge’s humanitarian studies series.

Her publications include Uniting on Food Assistance: The Case for Transatlantic Policy Convergence (Routledge, 2012), Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Humanitarian Assistance: Improving US-European Cooperation (edited with Daniel Hamilton; Berlin, 2009), Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation (Berlin, 2006), and Palästina (co-authored with Dietmar Herz; Munich, 2001 and 2004). Julia Steets has taught at the universities of Bonn and Greifswald, and at Humboldt University in Berlin.

She holds a PhD in social science from the University of Erfurt. She also holds a master’s degree in history of international relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a master of public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she was a McCloy Scholar. She received fellowships from the German National Academic Foundation and the LSE’s McKenzie Prize for Outstanding Performance.