Latin America and the Caribbean Moscow SSEA Shanghai
Africa and the Middle East
General Issues


Division Director of International Development, Graduate School of Public and
International Affairs
University of Pittsburgh

Planning Workshop
Networking Workshop


Paul Nelson is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he directs the International Development program. He teaches and conducts research on NGOs, human rights, development policy, religion, and international organizations. He worked for 13 years for several US-based development NGOs, primarily as a policy analyst and public advocate. He is the author, with Ellen Dorsey, of The New Rights Advocacy: Changing Strategies of Human Rights and Development NGOs (Georgetown University Press, 2008).