Stacy J. Kosko

Stacy J. Kosko

Stacy J. Kosko

Program Director, International Studies

Stacy J. Kosko is an associate research professor; associate director of the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management in the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, part of the University of Maryland's Department of Government and Politics; and now, the program director for International Studies. She holds a PhD in Public Policy and International Development from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Foreign Service and International Conflict Management from Georgetown University, with a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. She spent the 2017–2018 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova. 

Kosko's research focuses on development ethics, human rights and severely marginalized populations, and she has expertise in human-centered development, project design and the ethics of innovation.  She serves on the executive board of the International Development Ethics Association and is an officer and a fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. She is also the vice chair of the board and director of research and strategy at the Center for Values in International Development.

Kosko has consulted for the World Bank, global charitable foundations and nonprofit human rights organizations in the Czech Republic and Romania. With Lori Keleher, she is the editor of the book, "Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics" (Cambridge, 2019).

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