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Sonja Walti

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy

  • Dr. Walti is an international scholar in public policy. Her fields of specialization include comparative public policy and public administration, policy analysis, comparative federalism, and environmental policy. She has conducted research related to land use planning, environmental policy, energy policy, nuclear waste management, fiscal policy, urban drug policy, and public-private partnerships from both a domestic and comparative perspective. Her work has been published in several pre-eminent international journals. She is the School of Public Affairs' Director of Online Programs. She currently serves as the Chair of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee RC28-Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, and has contributed to a number of mandates for several international government organizations. Dr. Walti has continuing affiliations as a guest professor with the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, where she served as a Professor of Public Policy and Administration before joining AU’s Department of Public Administration and Policy. Dr. Walti teaches Foundations of Policy Analysis, Policy Process, and the Policy Practicum in our MPP program. She also serves as the School of Public Affair's Director of Online Programs.
  • Degrees

    B.A. in Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland M.A. in Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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