USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will give a Clinton School lecture titled “International Development for the Real World,” about the practical impact of international aid and development. Shah serves as the 16th administrator of USAID, leading the efforts of more than 9,600 professionals in 80 missions around the world. Since being sworn in on Dec. 31, 2009, Shah managed the U.S. Government’s response to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti; co-chaired the State Department’s first review of American diplomacy and development operations; and now leads President Barack Obama’s signature Feed the Future initiative for global food security.
Prior to joining the Obama administration, Shah served for seven years with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including as director of agricultural development in the Global Development Program, and as director of strategic opportunities.
Date(s) – 04/04/2013