Babken (Bob) convenes the MPA cross-departmental courses, namely the Policy Paper, Dissertation and the MPA Capstone. Bob is a course convenor for SA4J4 Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Policies and Programmes. He coordinates and delivers the MPA Skills Development Seminars (SDS) and Policy Paper and Dissertations seminars. He runs daily tutorial sessions and provides advice and guidance on academic matters. Bob coordinates the Policy in Practice Seminars (PiPs).
Bob is experienced in applied policy research, analysis and operational work on social protection, social exclusion, local governance and community-driven development. Previously, Bob taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the LSE Department of Social Policy. He held full-time posts at the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and consulted extensively for many international organisations. Bob has a PhD in Social Policy from LSE and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.