Babken (Bob) is the MPA Programme Director. He is the course convenor for the MPA Capstone as well as for the MPA Policy Paper and Dissertation. Bob teaches PP4J4 Designing and Implementing Evidence-Based Policies and Programmes, and PP412 Global Social Protection Design and Delivery.
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.