William D. Carmichael

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William D. Carmichael, "MPA ’52. Since 1993, Bill has worked as an independent consultant, with foundations, NGOs, and universities as clients. He has worked closely with Ashoka since 1997, and he is a board member of Human Rights Watch, where he has chaired the Finance Committee and the Advisory Committee for its Africa Division.

"From late 1989 through mid-1993, he served as Executive Director of the (former) Soviet Union and Eastern European Programs of the Institute of International Education.

"From 1968 until 1989, he was on the staff of The Ford Foundation, as Representative in Brazil (1968-71), head of the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (1971-77), head of the Office for the Middle East and Africa (1977-81), and Vice President, Developing Country Programs (1981-89).

"Before joining the Foundation, he was Dean of Cornell University’s Graduate School of Business and Public Administration. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Economics and Pubic Affairs at Princeton and the Director of the Undergraduate Program at the Woodrow Wilson School. He has also been a legislative analyst and budget examiner with the U.S. Bureau of the Budget and a lecturer at the University of Maryland. He holds a B.Litt. in Economics from Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School, a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton, and an honorary LL.D. from the University of the West Indies." [1]

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  1. Trustees, Future Generations, accessed March 2, 2009.
  2. David Astor Journalism Awards Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.