Alumni Career Conversations: Careers in policy analysis

The Department is delighted to announce that the next session in our Alumni Career Conversations series will be on careers in policy analysis.

The series provides an opportunity for current students, DPIR alumni and academics to learn from our speakers’ career stories and benefit from their experience and advice.

The next talk will take place virtually via Zoom Meetings, on Wednesday 25 May, 13:00-14:30 BST and will be chaired and moderated by Jane Green, Professor of Political Science and British Politics at DPIR.

Speakers Anna E. Mackin (2007, DPhil Politics), Ulrike Franke (2012, DPhil International Relations) and Taylor Grossman (2018, MPhil International Relations) will each speak about their career to date and, after their short introductions, the panel will discuss and respond to questions from the audience.

Information about our speakers:

Anna E. Mackin is Research Manager, International Social Research at Ipsos UK. Anna specialises in quasi-experimental impact evaluations, mixed methods research designs, quantitative data analysis, and survey sampling. She has experience in conducting research and evaluation projects for a wide range of government and non-profit clients in the international development sector. Her recent projects include work for UNICEF, The British Council, and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Ulrike Franke is Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She leads ECFR’s Technology and European Power initiative. Her areas of focus include German and European security and defence, the future of warfare, and the impact of new technologies such as drones and artificial intelligence on geopolitics and warfare.

Taylor Grossman recently joined ETH Zurich as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security Studies, working on their Cyberdefense project. Prior to this, Taylor was a Senior Research Analyst and Project Manager in the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where her work focused on capacity-building and financial inclusion. Her other research interests include cyber norm development, ethics of war, and bureaucratic politics in national security decision making.

Please note that this event is for current students, members and alumni of DPIR only.

Booking is essential. Please register to attend via Zoom

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