Professor Radelet holds the Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development and is the Director of the Global Human Development Program. His work focuses on economic growth, poverty reduction, foreign aid, and debt, primarily in Africa and Asia. Dr. Radelet has extensive experience as a policy maker in the U.S. Government; as an adviser to developing country leaders; and as a researcher, teacher and writer. He previously served as Chief Economist for USAID, Senior Adviser for Development to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He currently serves as an economic adviser to the President of Liberia, and previously was an adviser to the President of Malawi. He spent four years as a resident adviser to the Ministry of Finance in Jakarta, Indonesia, and two years as a resident adviser in the Ministry of Finance in The Gambia. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa. From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Radelet was Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development. From 1990 to 2000, he was on the faculty of Harvard University, where he was a Fellow at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) and a Lecturer on Economics and Public Policy. He holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.
Katie Li is the Associate Director of Academic Programs for the Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She received a BA in International Studies and Chinese from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in International Education from George Washington University.
Elizabeth Powell, Events and Communications Coordinator, received a BA in International Studies and Business Law from the University of Miami, an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University, and is currently an MBA candidate at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.