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Clarisa Bencomo

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Clarisa Bencomo is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and independent consultant on human rights, governance, and philanthropy. From 2010 through 2018 she developed and led governance programming for the Ford Foundation’s MENA Regional Office in Cairo, focusing on support for participatory planning and budgeting to address spatial inequality; research and capacity-building to advance accountability for service provision; and documentation and advocacy for urban policies that are inclusive of migrants and refugees. Prior to working in philanthropy, she had a long career as a researcher and advocate on human rights and aid effectiveness, including more than a decade as a researcher at Human Rights Watch based in Cairo and New York.

Ms. Bencomo holds an MA in Politics from Princeton University and a BA in Government from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla6088‑1 Fall 2019
Introduction to International Development
Ryan Devlin, Clarisa Bencomo
TU 5 PM - 7 PM
3 Points