Advisory Board

Gülay Günlük Şenesen

Gülay Günlük-Şenesen is Professor of Public Finance at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Istanbul University, Turkey. She is the Director of Istanbul University Research Center for Global Politics and Administration (GLOPAR,  Her publications are in the areas of security economics, gender issues (gender budgeting, women’s employment and glass ceiling), input-output modelling and.   She is the academic coordinator of the “Human Rights Cities in Turkey Project” for Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University in Sweden & Research Worldwide Istanbul (2018-2020).  She is on the editorial board of Defence and Peace Economics, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Economic Systems Research and Politica Economica – Journal of Economic Policy (PEJEP) (Advisory board).

Isabel Fanlo Cortés

Isabel Fanlo Cortés, phd in Human Rights, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, University of Genova, where she teaches Sociology of Law and Legal professions, Theories of Justice, Law and Gender. Her main fields of research include: migration and human rights, access to justice, gender studies, with a special focus on the feminist legal theories. On these topics she’s been working in different research projects, and publishing books and essays. She’s co-director of AG-AboutGender, International Journal on Gender Studies ( and she coordinates the editorial board of the journal “Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica” ( She has been President of the Equal Opportunities Board (“Comitato delle pari opportunità”) of the University of Genova from 2012 to 2018.  She’s currently visiting professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia).

Maja Bosnic

Maja Bosnic, is an economist, specialized in public financial management and gender-responsive budgeting with 20 years of professional experience in international development projects. During her career, she has been cooperating with international financial institutions, bilateral donors and governments around the world – in the area of PFM reforms and GRB.

Ms Bosnic was a Team Leader of one of the largest global projects on gender-budgeting: Gender Budgeting in Ukraine Project funded by Sida (2013-2020). The main objective was to support Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and all line ministries in including gender aspects in financial and budget policies and programs. In her work with international finance institutions, including International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank group (WB), she has most recently cooperated with the WB PEFA Secretariat in developing new tools to ensure gender equality is taken up in public finance management processes (PEFA Assesment for Gender Responsiveness in Public Finance).  

Ms Bosnic is currently Sector Lead for Governance portfolio of Niras International Consulting, where she coordinates the work on governance projects across 23 offices globally. She is also often invited to speak on the topic of gender and finance and gave TED talk at TED Women Conference in Palm Springs (2021).

Cettina Di Salvo

Cettina Di Salvo is a lawyer qualified to practice before the Italian Supreme Court, who provides legal consultancy and assistance in civil litigation and insolvency procedures. She holds a PhD in General and International Procedural Law at University of Catania.

She currently participates in the programme of the Academy of European Law (ERA) on Eu Anti-Discrimination for Law professors. She is Member of the international scientific committee of the review Revista Persona y Familia, Instituto de la Familia – Facultad de Derecho UNIFE, Perù.

She was researcher and professor of Civil Procedure at Lumsa University, Department of Law Palermo. She was responsible of the research projects financed by Lumsa University: “The judicial protection against discrimination” (2017-2019), the project involved the Universities of Barcelona (UB), Alicante and Belgrade.

She has been engaged in developing university cooperation agreements and projects with Eu and Non EU countries partner (Serbia, North Macedonia, Belarus, Moldova and Armenia), assuming the role of scientific coordinator.

Itır Bagdadi

Itır Bağdadi is a gender policies consultant to local governments and is currently working on the gender equality action plans of Balçova Municipality in Izmir and Kuşadası Municipality in Aydın. She holds a BS in Communication Arts from St. John’s University, an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and is a PhD Candidate in the Political Science Department of the City University of New York Graduate Center. She also teaches Economics in the International Baccalaureate program of the American Collegiate Institute in Izmir. Prior to her consultancy work Itir Bagdadi was a lecturer in Political Science at the Izmir University of Economics between 2002-2021 where she was one of the founders of the University’s gender studies research center and served as its director from 2012-2021.Her main areas of research are women and political ambition, gender and local government and gender equality action plans.