Nadine B. Hack

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Nadine Hack "is the president of beCause Global Consulting, a firm providing a range of advisory services on the cause-related strategies and philanthropic initiatives of corporations, foundations, governments, nonprofits and individuals. Recognized internationally for her proven expertise in strategic planning, creative problem solving, insightful policy analysis, and politically sensitive negotiations, she has provided innovative guidance to and created crucial partnerships for institutions from multiple sectors and has imparted tactical direction for their various campaigns, collaborations and special initiatives throughout the world for over three decades.

"Ms. Hack has extensive experience with the United Nations, where she served as the NYC Commissioner for the UN, Consular Corps and International Business, the city's senior official liaison with the world's largest diplomatic and business communities. She's served as an advisor to heads of state and other senior government officials, CEOs of corporations and leaders of foundations and NGOs. She was president of the Sister City Program of the City of New York, formulating and managing financial, technical, educational, cultural and sports exchanges with cities globally. She is adjunct professor at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. She serves on several non- and for-profit boards and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors." [1]

"She has advised two UN Secretaries-General, various departments of the Secretariat and many specialized UN agencies; as well as heads of state and senior government officials, including President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, among others. Corporations she has worked with include AOL/Time Warner, Aprica Kassai Industries, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, Chevron Texaco, Deutsche Telecom, Fujitsu Siemens, Levi Straus & Company, MTV Networks, Reebok International, Volkswagen, among others. Foundations, NGOs and other civil society organizations she has worked with include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Global Citizens Circle, Ms. Foundation, Doctors of the World, Amnesty International USA, National Summit on Africa and White House Project among others. Prior to beCause and the UN, she was the president of the Sister City Program of the City of New York where she managed financial, technical, educational, sports and cultural exchanges with cities globally.

"Ms. Hack brought vital leadership to scores of multi-million dollar campaigns linking private resources with public needs to promote the advancement of women, children, minorities, health, human rights, civil liberties, economic development, the environment and peace. She has served on official delegations and fact-finding missions in many countries and teaches a course she created for the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, Global Development Strategies & Initiatives: Cross-Sectoral, Cross-Cultural & Cross Border Internal & External Capacity Building. She has been a guest lecturer at myriad conferences, universities, colleges and other institutions. She has had numerous articles written about or published by her including in The New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, UN Chronicle, New York Observer and Crisis magazine. Television, radio and internet interviews include NPR, FOX, MNN, Good News Broadcast, UN Radio and TV; and she's on, an on-line database of women who are distinguished experts in their fields. Boards include Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (Chair), Africa-America Institute (Vice Chair) and Synergos Institute (Executive Committee); advisory boards include Amnesty International USA, World Policy Institute, UN Association of New York and NAACP Centennial Task Force. Awards include NYWA Star, International Outstanding Achievement, New American Leader, Woman of the Year, Distinguished Women of New York and SAAO Leadership. She has Master Degrees from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science at The New School." [2]

Member of the Human Rights Watch Africa Advisory Committee.

External links

  • "Biography", Synergos Institute, Accessed January 2007.
  • "Biography", Accessed January 2007.