Schlör Named Interim Director of UCIS

Issue Date: 
January 8, 2007

Wolfgang Schlör was named interim director of Pitt’s University Center of International Studies (UCIS), effective Dec. 31. He had been serving as the associate director of UCIS, providing strategic and policy advice and managing a range of research and fellowship programs.

Schlör has played significant roles in the development of a number of key international programs and initiatives at the University. In addition, he has been instrumental in the development of policies and procedures for the Faculty Development Scholarship Competition, International Studies Fund, Global Academic Partnership, and Research Abroad Program—all of which provide funding for international research. Schlör also has led UCIS’ communications efforts.

He came to Pitt in 1992 as a research associate for the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. Schlör has written and managed a number of grants from such agencies as the Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and Pew Charitable Trusts. He was an adjunct faculty member in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the director and principal investigator of the International Affairs Network for the University’s International Management Development Institute.

Prior to his appointment at Pitt, Schlör was a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a postdoctoral research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Schlör received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

A search committee chaired by Pitt Vice Provost for Research George E. Klinzing hopes to identify a new UCIS director by August.