Join DACOR and the USAID Alumni Association for a virtual discussion featuring Ambassador Green and Ambassador Green, just-appointed President and CEO of the Wilson Center, will comment on lessons learned from his three years (2017-2020) as USAID Administrator and offer his advice for the new Administration.
Ambassador Mark Green (ret.) serves as the President, Director, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue so that Congress, the administration, and the international policy community can act.
Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Green served as Executive Director of the McCain Institute, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to USAID, he served as President of the International Republican Institute, President and CEO of the Initiative for Global Development, and senior director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Green served as the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania from mid-2007 to early 2009. Before that, he served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th District.
Green was the longest-serving member of the board of directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He has also served on the Human Freedom Advisory Council for the Bush Institute and the Board of the Consensus for Development Reform. He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. In 2014, President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania presented him with a special Presidential Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation.
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.