What Should the Big Priorities be for Development in the Biden Administration?
Development Dialogue at DACOR
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Join DACOR and the USAID Alumni Association for a discussion with George Ingram. George is a member and good friend of the UAA. Few people have a deeper and longer experience with - and understanding of - aid and development. He recently issued the Brookings Report "Making US global development structures and functions fit for purpose: A 2021 agenda." Many Washington think tanks - and the UAA Board - have also issued their priority lists. This event will be a good chance to challenge George and to reflect on which of the many needed tasks deserve the Biden team’s immediate – and longer term – attention.
George Ingram’s professional career—in Congress, the executive branch, and the non-profit sector—has focused on international economic and development policy. He is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development, housed in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings. He also serves as chair emeritus of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and as co-chair of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.
From 1973 to 1995 Mr. Ingram was a senior staff member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, responsible for international economic and development issues. Mr. Ingram served from 1995 to 1998 as vice president of Citizens Democracy Corps. From 1998 to 2000, he was principal deputy assistant administrator of theAgency for International Development with primary responsibility for U.S. assistance programs in the former Soviet Union.
From 2001-2011 he worked at AED, first as founding director of the Basic Education Coalition, subsequently as founding director of the Education Policy and Data Center, and then as senior vice president for public policy and briefly as interim president and CEO. He serves on the boards of the Eurasia Foundation, the Executive Council on Diplomacy, the Dockery Farm Foundation, and Friends of Publish What You Fund. He is also a member of the Responsible Sourcing Advisory Council of the VF Corporation.
Mr. Ingram holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (first year in Bologna, Italy), and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University 1998-2000.