University of Pittsburgh
December 17, 2006

Pitt Names Interim Director of the University Center for International Studies

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PITTSBURGH-Wolfgang Schlör has been named interim director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies (UCIS), effective Dec. 31, 2006. He is currently the associate director of UCIS, where he provides strategic and policy advice and manages a range of research and fellowship programs.

Schlör has played a significant role in the development of a number of key international programs and initiatives at the University. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development of policies and procedures for the Faculty Development Scholarship Competition, International Studies Fund, Global Academic Partnership, and Research Abroad Program-all of which provide funding for international research. Schlör also has led the communications efforts at the center.

Schlör came to Pitt in 1992 as a research associate for the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. He has successfully written and managed a number of grants from such agencies as the Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and Pew Charitable Trusts. He was an adjunct faculty member in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the director and principal investigator of the International Affairs Network for the University's International Management Development Institute. Prior to his appointment at Pitt, Schlör was a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a postdoctoral research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Schlör received a Ph.D. degree and an M.A. degree from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

A search committee chaired by Pitt Vice Provost George E. Klinzing hopes to identify a new director by August 2007.