OPHI’s Sabina Alkire appointed to professorship at George Washington University

OPHI is delighted to announce that Dr Sabina Alkire will be the inaugural holder of the Oliver T. Carr, Jr. professorship at the Elliott School of International Affairs as well as Professor of Economics, and of International Affairs, George Washington University (GWU). She will take up this post in January 2015 and for the next 20 months will hold a joint appointment at Oxford University, where she will continue as director of OPHI.

For the past several years, Dr Alkire has been working in partnership with Professor James Foster of GWU on multidimensional poverty measurement. Most notably, they developed the Alkire Foster Method for measuring multidimensional poverty, which has generated considerable international interest among both researchers and policymakers. Dr Alkire’s appointment at GWU is seen as heralding an ongoing collaboration.

Dr Alkire said: “I am honoured to accept the professorship at George Washington University and join the leading Elliott School of International Affairs. I look forward to working closely with colleagues at GWU and welcome the opportunity to build on OPHI’s accomplishments in the field of multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis.”

Dr Alkire has been the director of OPHI since it was founded in 2006.