Professor Eugenia (Jenny) McGill is a Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs where she directs the Workshop in Development Practices, teaches the fall semester course on Methods for Development Practice, and co-teaches the spring semester course on Gender, Politics and Development.
A lawyer and development specialist, she also consults with development agencies, governments and nongovernmental organizations on social policy, law and development issues. Some of her recent work has included a review of gender-related progress toward the Millennium Development Goals in Asia (part of a larger regional study), a gender analysis of trade laws and policies in Bangladesh (for the US Agency for International Development), and development of a gender, law and policy toolkit (for the Asian Development Bank).
She has also advised on the integration of gender and other social concerns in national development plans (including poverty reduction strategies), in policies and practices of development organizations, and in specific development projects. Previously, she was a senior officer at Asian Development Bank and a private sector lawyer in New York and Hong Kong. She is a SIPA graduate and has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.