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Ozsel Beleli

Adjunct Lecturer


Ozsel works at the intersection of social policy, human rights and governance issues. She conducts research and provides strategic policy advice to government ministries and international organizations on basic education, early childhood development, and policy change processes. She also has experience designing and implementing social development programs for communities affected by conflict and poverty. She was also engaged in research-based advocacy efforts in education policy and child rights in her home country, Turkey.

Ozsel holds a DPhil from Oxford (social policy), a Master's from Princeton (public affairs) and a Bachelor's from Georgetown (foreign service). Her research focuses on bureaucratic policy processes. She has been a visiting fellow at Bilkent University, Harvard University and at SAIS, where she taught courses on public policy, education policy and public administration.

Ozsel teaches the "Basic Education in Low and Middle Income Countries" course at SAIS since Spring 2016.



  • International Development
  • Social Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Education Policy
  • Early Childhood Development Policy