Linda J. Yarr

Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Suite 503
Phone: 202-994-4313
Fax: 202-994-6096

Areas of Expertise

Southeast Asia studies; education and development; gender and international relations; human resource development and climate change; philanthropy for development; women's leadership education; and active learning in international affairs education

Linda J. Yarr joined the Elliott School as Director of Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) in June 1996. She began her work for PISA in 1995, when PISA was located within the American Council for Learned Societies. PISA promotes international affairs education training and research in partnership with leading agencies and institutions in Asia. Ms. Yarr has secured foundation grants and private donations to underwrite all of PISA's activities and designed its collaborative and path-breaking programs in Asia.

In 1994-1995, Ms. Yarr taught a research course on conflict resolution at American University.

From 1987 to 1994, she was assistant professor of global political economy at Friends World College (subsequently the Friends World Program of Long Island University). In addition to teaching global political economy and experiential education, Ms. Yarr guided students in active learning projects and designed a program in global women's studies.

From 1983 to 1987, she offered courses in comparative politics, development, gender, and the Vietnam War at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Denver.

Ms. Yarr has held visiting scholar appointments at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, the Institute for Malaysian and International Studies of the National University of Malaysia, the School of International Service of American University, and the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute.


M.A., Cornell University; Diplôme in international relations, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)