Nancy Birdsall

Nancy Birdsall
  • President
    Center for Global Development

1967, BA, American Studies, Newton College of the Sacred Heart; 1969, MA, International Relations, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; 1979, PhD, Economics, Yale University. 1979-93, World Bank, various positions including: 1984, Staff Director, World Development Report; 1991-93, Director, Policy Research Department. 1993-98, Chief Operating Officer, responsible for operations, finance, legal and policy and all other management, Inter-American Development Bank. 1998-2001, Senior Associate and Director, Economic Reform Project, focusing on issues of globalization and inequality, as well as reform of the international financial institutions, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 2001, Co-Founder, Center for Global Development; since 2001, current position. Author.