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Dr. Carolyn Ban
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, room 3427
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7662
Fax: 412-648-2605


Welcome to my website, which provides information on my bio, my teaching, and my research, as well as some personal interests. 

This site is designed to be interactive.  In particular, I will be posting articles and book chapters on my research in draft form and soliciting feedback and suggestions.  As new pieces are added, I will list them below.  To find the items listed, go to the publication section in the navigation bar on the left.  Feel free to send comments or suggestions on the publications or on the site itself.




My book, entitled Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: From Diversity to Unity? is now available. Here are the sites where you can purchase it from the publisher and from Amazon:

For Europe :

For USA:


I am happy to report that the book received the 2014 Larry Neal prize for excellence in EU studies.  To see the speech I delivered at the University of Illinois, click here:

Recent papers and articles:

“Drawing the Line between Political Control and Politicization: an analysis of public administration theory.” paper presented at annual meeting of NISPAcee, Budapest, May, 2014.

Europe“Lasting Effects of the Kinnock Reforms?  The Case of Staff Appraisals,”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of thean Union Studies Association, Boston, May, 2015.

Reforming the Staffing Process in the European Union Institutions, published, 2010.