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About Nüket Kardam

Professor Kardam has conducted research on organizational change in donor agencies, on how to make development organizations more accountable, and the problems of collaboration between donor and recipients. She has designed and implemented surveys to assess women’s economic status and liaised with women’s non-governmental organizations and their constituencies for the purposes of collaboration and the development of capacity building activities. At the national and regional levels, she has advised the United Nations Development Programme on gender mainstreaming strategies, gender and good governance programs and projects and offered a training program at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the same topics. She has further participated at many UNDAW, UNRISD and INSTRAW sponsored workshops as a gender expert, prepared reports and papers, edited books and offered advice in the area of gender, good governance, accountability, and civil society building.


Present Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Women's Human Rights, Politics of Development Assistance, International Organizations, Intercultural Competence in Development Practice, and Identity and Multiculturalism

Honors and Awards

  • Research Grant for an Interdisciplinary Pilot Study on Intercultural Modes of Thinking and Reasoning, 2012
  • Leslie Eliason Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant, May 1 –June 15, 2004
  • Fulbright Research Grant for Senior Scholars, 1999-2000


  • Power, Identity and Multiculturalism
  • Grassroots Leadership Development
  • Development Theory and Practice
  • Women's Human Rights in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Social Sector Needs Assessment

Contact Information

Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce St.
Monterey, CA 93940


Articles (6)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (9)

Presentations & Reports (6)