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Sonja Walti Assistant Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy

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

Bio
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, environmental federalism, energy policy, nuclear waste management, fiscal policy, drug policy, and public-private partnerships from both a domestic and comparative perspective. Her work has appeared with reputed international journals and publishers. She has contributed to a number of mandates for several international government organizations. She is the School of Public Affairs' Director of Online Programs and heads up the Department of Public Administration and Policy's online MPAP program. From 2006 until 2016, she served as the Chair of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee RC28-Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance. She currently acts as the Book Review Editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Dr. Walti was Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, before joining AU’s Department of Public Administration and Policy. Dr. Walti teaches Foundations of Policy Analysis, Policy Process, Public Administration in the Policy Process, and the Policy Practicum in our MPP, MPA, and MPAP programs.
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