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Cortnie Anne Shupe was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin until November 2008. She completed a two-year dual-degree graduate program in international relations offered jointly by Humboldt University Berlin, the Free University Berlin and the University of Potsdam in cooperation with the Moscow State Institute for International Relations. Cortnie was a project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung from 2009 to 2014, where she worked on a program regarding evidence-based policy strategies.
During her time at GPPi, Cortnie worked on projects focused on public-private partnerships and humanitarian action. She supported GPPi's work on the Research and Learning Channel of the SEED Initiative and contributed to the report Partnerships for Sustainable Development: On the Road to Implementation. She was also a coeditor of the UN-Business Focal Point Newsletter, published on behalf of the UN Global Compact Office.
Her work experience includes internships with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Moscow, the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC, and FINCA-Peru, a non-profit communal banking organization for indigenous women in Ayacucho, Peru. Cortnie holds a bachelor’s in international relations, German and Spanish from Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon. She was a Fulbright scholar from 2005-2006 in Germany, where she conducted research on German development cooperation. She was also a presidential scholar at the University of Oregon from 2001-2005. For her studies at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Cortnie received a scholarship from the Haniel Foundation.