Research/Areas of Interest: Economic Development Humanitarian Affairs International Law & Organizations International Politics Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Political Development


  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • B.Comm (honors), Queens University, Kingston, Canada


Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church, professor of practice in human security, is the founder of Besa; a boutique firm specialized in evaluation, performance measurement systems, learning processes, program design, strategic planning and assessments for social change organizations. Besa takes its name from the Kosovar Albanian tradition, where 'besa' means a commitment or pledge; it represents our commitment to the highest quality work in order to contribute to catalyzing strategic change. Clients include the U.N. Peacebuilding Fund, the U.S. State Department, CARE, and the Canadian Government. Cheyanne also teaches classes on evaluation and corruption at The Fletcher School. She has held positions with the SFCG, CDA, and INCORE. She is a published author, wife to Dirk, and mom to Aubrey and Wren.