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Endowed Professorships

The George W. Ball Adjunct Professorship of International and Public Affairs
Established in 2009 with a gift from an anonymous donor, this gift supports the salary of an adjunct faculty member who has demonstrated a record of thoughtful and innovative contributions to international understanding and a proven ability to apply these qualities in teaching at SIPA. Mari Pangestu, the former Minister of Trade for Indonesia is the currently holds the Ball professorship. 

The Andrew Carnegie Professorship of Public Policy and Public Administration
Established at SIPA in 2000, this professorship honors Andrew Carnegie’s contributions to the development of American philanthropy and in particular his early recognition of the importance of public service in the private sector. The current holder of this professorship is Professor Kenneth Prewitt, whose research interests include public policy and demography.

The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professorship in the Practice of International Diplomacy Fund
Established in 1992, this gift from Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis supports the salary of a faculty member whose expertise is in the area of international diplomacy. The current holder of this professorship is Professor Stephen Sestanovich, an expert on Russia, the former Soviet Union, and American foreign policy.

The David N. Dinkins Professorship in the Practice of Urban and Public Affairs
This professorship was established in 2003 with gifts from several donors and friends of Mayor Dinkins and SIPA. The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, the 98th mayor of Philadelphia was appointed the inaugural Dinkins Professor in April of 2016. 

The Arnold A. Saltzman Professorship in War and Peace Studies 
The Arnold A. Saltzman Professorships in War and Peace Studies were established in 1996 with a gift from Arnold Saltzman. The current holder of this professorship is Professor Richard Betts, Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and Director of the International Security Policy program. 

The Osman Shahenshah Professorship of Energy Policy
Established in 2012 with a gift from Afren PLC in recognition of its CEO, Dr. Osman Shahenshah MIA '87, this gift supports a full professorship in energy policy. An international search is currently underway to recruit a faculty member to fill this professorship.