The Albright Institute offers an opportunity for intellectual collaboration.
Each year the Albright Institute features a new combination of academic and practitioner expertise in its faculty members. Secretary Albright has attended the program every year since 2010. Below, meet the 2015 Wintersession faculty members.
Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
Ms. Alice P. Albright, a U.S. national, comes to GPE with over 27 years of international experience that spans the private, non-profit, and public sectors. From July 2009 until January 2013, she served in the Obama Administration as the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank).
During Ms. Albright’s tenure at Ex-Im, the Bank recorded three consecutive years of record-breaking authorizations. This culminated in Fiscal Year 2012 when the Bank authorized nearly $35.8 billion in financing, which supported more than 255,000 American jobs. In the past five years (from Fiscal Year 2008), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly $1.6 billion above the cost of operations. While in that position, she led a significant expansion of Ex-Im operations in response to the current financial and economic crisis. Ms. Albright also launched a number of initiatives to modernize Ex-Im and extend its reach to underserved businesses and markets.
Her previous experience includes serving as the Chief Financial and Investment Officer for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) from 2001 to 2009 and from 2003, as the head of GAVI's Washington, DC office. Working closely with GAVI’s partners, many which are also involved with the Global Partnership for Education, she developed and implemented the strategy that transformed GAVI from a start-up to one of the most successful and respected public-private partnerships working in international development. Ms. Albright led GAVI’s innovative finance program which enhanced the delivery and financing of vaccines and immunization services in the world’s poorest countries. From 1985 to 2001, Ms. Albright worked as a banker with a focus on emerging markets and held positions at the Carlyle Group, JP Morgan, Bankers Trust Company and Citicorp.
The Global Partnership for Education is made up of nearly 60 developing country governments, as well as other donor governments, civil society organizations/NGOs, teacher organizations, international organizations, and private sector organizations and foundations, whose joint mission is to galvanize and coordinate a global effort to provide a good quality education to children, prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable.
Since its inception in 2002, GPE has helped its developing country partners increase the percentage of children completing primary school from 56 to 71 percent, reduce the percentage of out-of-school primary school-aged children from 34 to 18 percent, and increase literacy rates particularly for young women, while committing over US$2.6 billion in financial assistance since 2004.
Amy Banzaert, Lecturer in Engineering, Wellesley College
Prof. Banzaert received her PhD, as well as her Bachelor and Masters degrees, in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The common theme in her work is conducting research in and developing engineering projects that can create positive change for under-served communities.
At Wellesley College, Prof. Banzaert teaches introductory courses in engineering with an emphasis on simple technologies for local and international development. Her Ph.D. research involved study of emissions associated with cooking fuels, including a novel charcoal made from agricultural waste that can be used as cooking fuel in regions where poverty and deforestation are severe.
Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politic, Harvard Kennedy School
Ambassador Burns is faculty director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and chair of the Middle East Initiative and India & South Asia Program. He writes a foreign affairs column for the Boston Globe. He is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board at the State Department, Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and a Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service for 27 years until his retirement in 2008. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008); Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005); Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council staff as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs and Special Assistant to President Clinton and as Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Earlier in his career, he worked at the American Consulate General in Jerusalem and in the American Embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He serves on the Board of several corporate and non-profit organizations.
Linda L. Carli, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Wellesley College
Linda L. Carli, a social psychologist, has been a faculty member at Wellesley College since 1991. An authority on gender discrimination and the challenges faced by professional women, she is the author (with Alice Eagly) of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), published in conjunction with the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. The book received the 2008 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association of Women in Psychology; an article based on the book received a McKinsey Award as the second most significant article published in the Harvard Business Review in 2007. In 2001, she co-edited a volume of the Journal of Social Issues that focused on women leaders. Her research on the effects of gender on women’s leadership, group interaction, communication, influence, and reactions to adversity, has resulted in more than 100 scholarly articles, book chapters, and presentations.
Dr. Carli holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a faculty member at the College of the Holy Cross and Mount Holyoke College before joining Wellesley, where she teaches courses in organizational and applied psychology. She is active in professional organizations in psychology and management and serves on the Executive Board of the Society for the Women of Psychology. She has developed and conducted diversity training workshops and negotiation and conflict resolution workshops for women leaders and has lectured widely on gender and diversity for business, academic, and other organizations.
Cathryn Clüver, Executive Director, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School
Cathryn Clüver is the founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, which examines the challenges to negotiation and statecraft in the 21st century. She is also the Interim Executive Director of the India and South Asia Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
She looks back on a ten-year career in international journalism and communications, during which she covered global affairs, most notably EU politics and business and the aftermath of September 11th, working as a producer and writer for CNN-International based in Atlanta and London.
She served on the management team of the European Policy Centre in Brussels, where she was the Deputy Editor of its public policy journal, Challenge Europe and the think tank’s Communications Director, before joining Roland Berger Strategy Consultants as Senior Journalist and consultant in 2005. There, she worked on public policy issues (demographic change, urban competitiveness, green energy) and advised both the consultancy’s Chinese and French offices on branding and communication strategies. In 2009 she served in the second Bloomberg mayoral administration, where she implemented an online program for New York City's 1.8 million limited-English-proficiency migrants to access essential public services.
In her current role, she examines negotiation practice and the impact of technology and communication on diplomatic actors and spearheads the Project's Metro Diplomacy Initiative, looking at the international role of cities. She has commented on EU-US relations and immigration on ABC radio and on German television and radio, including on ARD and PHOENIX and writes regularly for Atlantic Monthly's Quartz.
Cathryn holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Hauser Fellow in Nonprofit Management and recipient of the Donald K. Price award for academic excellence and community service. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, where she received a Masters Degree in European Studies and of Brown University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations and French Civilization with honors.
Cathryn is an elected member of the HKS Alumni Board of Directors, where she is serving a four-year term and was named a Truman National Security Fellow in 2011. In 2012 she was appointed to the Advisory Council of Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies.
Ophelia Dahl '94, Executive Director, Partners in Health
For nearly thirty years, Ophelia Dahl has worked as an advocate for the health and rights of the poor. In 1983, aged 18, she volunteered for an ophthalmic organization in Haiti’s Central Plateau. It was in Haiti that she met Paul Farmer, and since then they have worked to bring health care to the destitute sick, beginning in the former squatter settlement of Cange. The principle that motivated Ms. Dahl and her colleagues was simple: everyone, whether poor or affluent, deserves to benefit from the same high standard of medical care.
Partners In Health (PIH), a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts and dedicated to addressing health inequities and social injustice, was formally founded in 1987. Ms. Dahl, a co-founder and trustee of PIH, currently serves as its Executive Director. She has also served as chair of PIH’s board since 2000. Expanding on the work started in Haiti, Ms. Dahl has traveled to and supported the establishment of major PIH projects in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Russia, the urban United States, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi and most recently in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Today, PIH operates over 60 hospitals and health centers in these countries with a staff of 128 in Boston and more than 14,000 colleagues worldwide.
Under Ms. Dahl’s leadership, PIH has forged groundbreaking successes in treating the diseases of the poor and promoting health and human rights in areas of the world that have been ravaged by political conflict, poverty, and international neglect. Providing antiretroviral medications to AIDS-afflicted patients in places like Haiti used to be viewed as utopian and unrealistic by international health experts; today, the effectiveness of PIH’s community-based model has been lauded around the world, prompting an explosion in requests to the organization to share its expertise and to play a greater role in global health advocacy.
A graduate of Wellesley College and a writer herself, Ms. Dahl also serves on the board of her family’s foundation to honor the work of her father, the late writer Roald Dahl, and is engaged in philanthropic works in the United States and her native England.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director, Global Women's Leadership Initiative
As the inaugural Director, Rangita de Silva de Alwis launched the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and expanded the global reach of the Women in Public Service Project created by Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Seven Sisters Colleges at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Rangita has worked globally in over 25 countries with a vast network of academic institutions, government, and nongovernment entities on women’s human rights law and policy making and institutional reform. She has convened several transnational networks including the Women’s Leadership Network in Muslim Communities, the Asia Cause Lawyer Network in India, and the Gender and Law Expert Group and the Women’s Watch in China. She has worked for 15 years with Chinese gender and law experts and academics and has testified twice before the Congressional Executive Commission on China on the status of women’s rights in China. She has advised UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, and UNDP on state accountability under the relevant human rights treaties and the intersections of the different treaties and treaty bodies. She has been an invited speaker at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, Penn Law School, UCLA Law School and academic institutions around the world. She has published with the World Bank, United Nations, and in various leading law journals including with Yale Journal of Law and Feminism; Texas Journal of Gender and the Law; University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Journal; Duke Journal of Gender and the Law; UCLA Pacific Rim Journal; UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Relations. Most recently, she developed a Gender Supplement to the U.N. Secretary General’s Guidelines on Disability and a report to the World Bank on Women’s Voice and Agency. Rangita has a LL.M and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School and was a Teaching Fellow with the European Law Research Institute at Harvard Law School and a Research Fellow with the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She was a Fulbright Specialist with the Asian University of Women, a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Wellesley College, a Visiting Scholar at Wellesley Centers for Women, and an Honorary Professor of China Women’s University. Starting in January, Rangita will be a Visiting Fellow with the Human rights Program at Harvard Law School.
Helena de Bres, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College
Helena de Bres received her PhD in Philosophy from MIT and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Program on Global Justice. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Wellesley Philosophy Department since 2008. Her research focuses on questions of distributive justice in global politics and international law, such as those that arise in relation to international trade, the global environment, labor standards, development and immigration. She is also interested in moral philosophy more generally, including the relationship between wellbeing, meaningfulness and morality in a life well lived. Professor de Bres teaches courses in global justice, political philosophy and ethics.
Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Sarah Dryden-Peterson leads a research program focused on connections between education and community development, specifically the role that education plays in building peaceful and participatory societies. Her work is situated in conflict and post-conflict settings in sub-Saharan Africa and with African Diaspora communities. She is concerned with the interplay between local experiences of children, families, and teachers and the development and implementation of national and international policy. She is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Previously, she taught middle school in Madagascar, South Africa, and the United States, and founded non-profits in South Africa and Uganda.
Carol Rollie Flynn '77, Managing Principal, Singa Consulting
Carol Rollie Flynn is Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, a professional services firm that provides security, intelligence, leadership coaching, and training services to the private sector and governments.
A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Ms. Flynn held senior executive positions at the CIA including Director of CIA’s Leadership Academy, Director of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and Clandestine Operations Officer in Africa and Southeast Asia. She attained a rank of Senior Intelligence Service-04 (SIS-04), equivalent to a three star general when officially interacting with the U.S. military. She has extensive experience in intelligence, security, and crisis leadership.
Ms. Flynn is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy where she teaches a graduate seminar on Intelligence and National Security. She serves as Adjunct Staff at Rand Corporation and is a senior affiliate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Flynn has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Masters of Science in Cyber Security from University of Maryland University College. She has also completed executive leadership programs at Duke University, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation.
Martha Goldberg Aronson '89, EVP and President of Global Healthcare, Ecolab
Martha Goldberg Aronson is executive vice president and president of Global Healthcare at Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2013 sales of $13 billion and 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
Previously, Goldberg Aronson served as executive vice president of Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Ecolab in 2012, Goldberg Aronson was senior vice president and president, North America, at Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies and related services for the healthcare industry.
Earlier, Goldberg Aronson served as senior vice president at Medtronic. Throughout her 18 years with Medtronic, she held numerous positions in general management and led several functions both in the U.S. and Europe. Goldberg Aronson began her career as an associate consultant at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm based in Boston.
Goldberg Aronson currently serves on the board of directors of Hutchinson Technology and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. She also is a member of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Roundtable and the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. She previously served on the Board of the Wellesley Collage Alumnae Association where she was Secretary/Treasurer, the Board of the MN Opera and the Minneapolis Club. In 2009, she received the Women in Business Industry Leader Award from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.
Goldberg Aronson graduated phi beta kappa and magna cum laude from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1989. At Wellesley she was named All-American in Division III tennis, as well as Academic All-American. She earned her master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1995. Martha was named to the Edina High School Hall of Fame and the Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Goldberg Aronson lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Dan, and their three sons, Sam (14), Robbie (11) and Max (8).
Patricia Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Babson College
Patricia G. Greene is the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College where she formerly served first as Dean of the Undergraduate School and later as Provost. Greene’s current assignment at Babson is to serve as the academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women programs. Dr. Greene is a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group focused on women’s entrepreneurship. She is a federal appointee to the national advisory board for the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers. She loves to talk about entrepreneurship, sharing her thoughts on changing the way the world starts and grows businesses with anyone who will listen. Her latest entrepreneurial endeavor is as a co-owner of Artworks, a specialty home goods store in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Her most recent book, written with Heidi Neck and Candida Brush, is Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach.
Merilee Grindle '67, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, emerita, Harvard Kennedy School
Merilee S. Grindle is Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development and Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She is a specialist on the comparative analysis of policymaking, implementation, and public management in developing countries, with particular reference to Latin America. Her most recent book is Jobs for the Boys: Patronage and the State in Comparative Perspective (Harvard University Press 2012). She is also the author of: Going Local: Decentralization, Democratization, and the Promise of Good Governance; Despite the Odds: The Contentious Politics of Education Reform; Audacious Reforms; Challenging the State; State and Countryside; Searching for Rural Development; and Bureaucrats, Politicians, and Peasants in Mexico. She has written numerous articles about policy management and the politics of policy reform. She also is the editor of Politics and Policy Implementation in the Third World; Getting Good Government; and Proclaiming Revolution. She is co-author, with John Thomas, of Public Choices and Policy Change, which won an award as the best book in public policy in 1991. A political scientist with a PhD from MIT, Grindle is engaged in research early travels to Latin America.
J. Bryan Hehir, Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard Kennedy School
J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: "The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;" and "Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition."
Deborah Hurley, Principal, Hurley Consulting
Deborah Hurley received the Namur Award of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in recognition of outstanding contributions, with international impact, to awareness of social implications of information technology. Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, companies, non-governmental organizations, and foundations on advanced science and technology policy. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and directed the Harvard University Information Infrastructure Project. At the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris, France, she identified emerging legal, economic, social and technological issues related to information and communications technologies, biotechnology, environmental and energy technologies, nanotechnology, technology policy, and other advanced technology fields. Hurley was responsible for drafting, negotiation and adoption of the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems. She also initiated the OECD activities on cryptography technologies and policy in the early 1990s. Prior to joining the OECD, she practiced computer and intellectual property law in the United States.
Hurley is Chair, Board of Directors, Electronic Privacy Information Center, and has served on many other governmental and non-governmental boards and committees, including for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), U.S. State Department, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and National Academy of Sciences Research Council. She carried out a Fulbright study of intellectual property protection and technology transfer in Korea. She is the author of Pole Star: Human Rights in the Information Society, “Information Policy and Governance” in Governance in a Globalizing World, and other publications.
Joseph P. Joyce, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Joseph P. Joyce is Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, and the Faculty Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. He joined the faculty in 1981, and served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1994-1998. From 1999-2006, he was the Director of Wellesley College’s Social Sciences Summer Research Program, which received funding from the National Science Foundation. Professor Joyce’s research deals with issues in financial globalization.
Professor Joyce's book, The IMF and Global Financial Crises: Phoenix Rising?, has been published by Cambridge University Press. His articles have appeared in many journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economics & Politics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Review of World Economics, and World Development. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of International Organizations and the Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy. At Wellesley he teaches courses in international macroeconomics, the economics of globalization and macroeconomic theory.
Professor Joyce received a B.S.F.S. degree cum laude in international affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. He held internships at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board, and visiting positions at Harvard's Center for International Affairs, the Brookings Institution, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and the International Monetary Fund.
Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institution
Homi Kharas is a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director in the Global Economy and Development program. In that capacity, he studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of the middle class, and global governance and the G-20.
He has served as the lead author and executive secretary of the secretariat supporting the High Level Panel, co-chaired by President Sirleaf, President Yudhoyono and Prime Minister Cameron, advising the U.N. Secretary General on the post-2015 development agenda (2012-2013). The report, “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development” was presented on May 30, 2013.
His most recent co-authored books are Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People (Brookings Press, 2013); After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Catalyzing Development: A New Vision for Aid (Brookings Press, 2011). He has published articles, book chapters and opinion pieces on global development policy, global trends, the global food crisis, international organizations, the G20, the DAC and private philanthropy.
He has recently served as a member on the International Panel Review Committee on Malaysia’s economic and governance transformation programs (2012); the post-Busan Advisory Group to the DAC co-chairs (2011); the National Economic Advisory Council to the Malaysian Prime Minister (2009-10); and a member of the Working Group for the Commission on Growth and Development, chaired by Professor A. Michael Spence (2007-10). He was a Non-Resident Fellow of the OECD Development Center (2009).
Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Kharas spent twenty-six years at the World Bank, serving for seven years as Chief Economist for the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific region and Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development, responsible for the Bank’s advice on structural and economic policies, fiscal issues, debt, trade, governance and financial markets.
Kharas is also co-author of Penang’s Cities, People and Economy (2011); An East Asian Renaissance: Ideas for Economic Growth (2007); and co-editor of East Asian Visions: Perspectives on Economic Development (2007); East Asia Integrates: A Trade Policy Agenda for Shared Growth (2004).
Select recent publications include Horizon 2025: Creative Destruction in the Aid Industry (2012); The Challenge of High and Rising Food Prices (2011); What is the Middle Income Trap? (2011); A Quality of Official Development Assistance Assessment (2010); The Emerging Middle Class in Developing Countries (2010); Development Assistance in the 21st Century (2009); Do Philanthropic Citizens Behave Like Governments? (2009); The California Consensus: Can Private Aid End Global Poverty? (2008); Chilean Growth through East Asian Eyes (2008); Measuring the Cost of Aid Volatility (2008); East Asia: Regional Integration among Open Economies (2008); The New Reality of Aid (2008); Trends and Issues in Development Aid (2007).
Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, Chief of Chaplains, United States Navy
A native of Warrington, Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Kibben entered active duty in the U.S. Navy in 1986 following studies for a bachelor's degree from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. She received both her Masters of Divinity and her Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. She holds a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Kibben was a senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.
Kibben's Marine Corps assignments have included Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, where she served with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Security Battalion, the Brig, Marine Corps Air Facility and the president's Helicopter Squadron, HMX-1. She also served with the Marines of Second Force Service Support Group Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, making deployments to both Turkey and Norway. Later she was assigned to the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico as the doctrine writer for Religious Ministry.
Kibben's Navy assignments include the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as the first female chaplain. She was the Chaplain Corps historian at the Chaplain Resource Board and the command chaplain, USS San Diego (AFS 6), in Norfolk, Virginia. As U.S. 3rd Fleet chaplain, Kibben was responsible for the training and certification of all carrier strike group and expeditionary strike group religious ministry teams. She completed a deployment as the command chaplain, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan as an individual augmentee.
Most recently, Kibben was detailed to the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains, first serving as the director for Force Structure and Community Management and subsequently as the executive assistant to the chief of Navy chaplains. She became the 18th chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and deputy chief of Navy chaplains in July 2010.
Kibben assumed her current duties as the 26th chief of Navy chaplains on Aug. 1, 2014.
Yu Jin Ko, Professor of English, Wellesley College
Professor Ko is the co-editor of Shakespeare's Sense of Character: On the Page and From the Stage (2012) and the author of Mutability and Division on Shakespeare's Stage (2004). Other publications include essays on films and performances from around the globe. He has also taught an online course (MOOC) on Shakespeare with students from all over the world.
Jessica Lee ('06) was most recently Senior Manager and Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Asia Group, LLC, a strategy and capital advisory group to corporations and organizations with business interests in the trans-Pacific region. Ms. Lee managed the day-to-day of company’s operations, business development, finances, human resources, and the hiring process during a time of significant expansion. She also provided consulting support to clients in the energy and environment sectors in Japan and Indonesia, drafting reports and strategy memos for clients in conjunction with the firm's team members throughout Asia. As Chief Philanthropy Officer, Ms. Lee developed the company’s charitable contributions throughout Asia, with a particular focus on programs that empower girls and identify young entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia.
From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Lee worked in the House of Representatives as a senior policy advisor specializing in international affairs. She served as Professional Staff Member to then Chairman Howard Berman from 2008 to 2011 on all legislative considerations related to the Asia-Pacific region referred to the full committee. She staffed the Chairman in meetings with heads of state, administration officials, and experts as well throughout the Chairman’s official visit to Beijing, Seoul and Hong Kong in August 2009. Ms. Lee prepared committee hearings, markups, floor speeches, and liaised with other committee staff on matters pertaining to appropriations and military affairs.
From 2011 to 2014 Ms. Lee was Senior Legislative Assistant at the office of Congressman Jim McDermott, serving as the subject matter expert on all issues related to authorization and appropriations bills related to foreign affairs, defense, trade agreements, and veterans’ issues for the senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Ms. Lee drafted more than a dozen stand-alone legislation and appropriation amendments as well as oversaw the implementation of public laws written by the Member, such as Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring technology companies to report to SEC products that contain minerals originating from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Ms. Lee majored in Political Science at Wellesley College and participated in the Wellesley-in-Washington Summer Program in 2005. She received a master's degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University where she received the Joseph M. Fletcher Award for Excellence in Masters Thesis. She is fluent in Korean.
David L. Lindauer, Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
David L. Lindauer is the Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics at Wellesley College,where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981. Professor Lindauer was a Faculty Associate of the Harvard Institute for International Development, from 1987-1999. He has served as a Consultant to the IDB, UNDP, USAID and the World Bank. He has traveled throughout Africa, the Caribbean and East Asia, where he has been engaged in research and policy advising.
Professor Lindauer is a 1968 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He received a B.S. in economics in 1973 from the City College of New York, and an M.A. in 1976 and PhD in 1979 from Harvard University.
At Wellesley he teaches Development Economics, Economic Journalism, Inequality, Principles of Microeconomics, and Trade Policy. In 2001 he was awarded the Anna and Samuel Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Lindauer’s research focuses on labor market issues in developing nations. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and is co-editor of four volumes. He also is a co-author of the textbook, Economics of Development 7e (Norton, 2012).
Sarah T. Lucas '92, Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Sarah T. Lucas, an expert in global development policy, serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Global Development and Population program. Sarah manages a portfolio of grants aimed at ensuring that global development policies – both in developing and donor nations -- are informed by the best available information and evidence.
Before joining the Hewlett Foundation, Sarah worked with the U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in a number of roles. Most recently as MCC’s Country Team Lead for Liberia, Sarah also served as senior policy adviser in the MCC’s Department of Policy and Evaluation. In this role, she represented MCC in a number of government-wide initiatives related to the President’s Global Development Policy, and cultivating learning within and beyond MCC through synthesis of lessons from MCC’s model.
Prior to joining the MCC, Sarah worked with the Center for Global Development (CGD), a Washington-based policy research center focused on international development. During CGD’s start-up phase, Sarah led strategy to make CGD research influential for legislative and executive branch policy makers, advocacy groups, and the general public. Sarah has traveled and conducted policy analysis throughout Africa and Central America, and worked for over three years with local NGOs in southern Mexico.
Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College with a degree in Latin American Studies. She holds a masters degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Political and Economic Development from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Paul K. MacDonald, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College
Professor MacDonald's research focuses on the political and military dimensions of overseas expansion, as well as the dynamics of resistance to colonial rule. He also works with a collaborator - Joseph M. Parent of Miami University - on a project on the foreign policy responses adopted of great powers to acute relative economic decline. His first book Networks of Domination: The Social Foundations of Peripheral Conquest in International Politics was published by Oxford University Press. He has also published articles on these topics in the American Political Science Review, International Security, International Organization, Security Studies, Review of International Studies, and Foreign Affairs.
He teaches survey courses on “World Politics” and “American Foreign Policy,” as well as seminars on topics such as “Empires and Imperialism,” and “Small Wars and Insurgencies.”
Before coming to Wellesley, he taught for three years in the department of political science at Williams College. He has also held research positions at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
When not traveling abroad, he enjoys backpacking in California, snowshoeing in the Berkshires, and kicking the soccer ball with his two daughters, Sophie and Stella.
P. "Takis" Metaxas, Professor of Computer Science, Wellesley College
P. "Takis" Metaxas is a Professor of Computer Science and the Founding Director of the Media Arts and Sciences Program at Wellesley College. His current research projects are in Computational Social Science. In particular, he is interested in studying the power of crowd sourcing in social networks, especially related to the prediction of political events, and in developing tools that support the privacy of the user while estimating the trustworthiness of the information the user receives.
S. Joanne Murray '81, Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
S. Joanne Murray is the Founding Director of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs. The focus of Joanne’s work is on preparing students for citizenship and leadership in an increasingly complex and interdependent global environment. Throughout her career, Murray has been a leader in designing new teaching and learning models to transform the liberal arts for leadership.
The Albright Institute for Global Affairs, named to honor Madeleine K. Albright, the United States’ first female Secretary of State and Wellesley College alumna, class of 1959, structures a multidisciplinary, liberal arts examination of global affairs, an innovative curriculum and pedagogy that combines the intellectual resources of faculty from Wellesley College, leading alumnae practitioners, and experts in the fields of international relations and public policy. Albright Fellows participate in an intensive Wintersession course, followed by a summer internship in global affairs. The Albright Institute transforms the liberal arts in its education for the world’s women leaders. Focused on collaborative inquiry and collective action, and inviting scholars and leading practitioners to teach and learn together, the Albright Institute interrupts siloed learning. By connecting new ideas with action, we prepare women to initiate and accelerate meaningful change.
Joanne directed Empowering Women for Leadership: Challenges of an Urban Future, the Albright Institute’s inaugural program of the Wellesley College-Peking University Partnership for Women’s Leadership in a Global Era. Held June 2013 in Beijing, China, students and faculty from both institutions participated in a joint examination of the shared global issues, culminating in joint presentations to Chinese Urban Development leaders. This partnership is the first in a series of collaborations that Wellesley College will develop with distinguished educational institutions throughout the world as Wellesley amplifies its role as a preeminent global resource and authority on the education of women for leadership.
Prior to the founding of the Albright Institute, Joanne’s focus was instrumental in building the College’s experiential learning internships programs, which annually fund over 300 Wellesley students to participate in internships in over 35 countries and throughout the United States. Through a partnership with the Dean of the College, Joanne co-founded the Tanner Conference, an annual college-wide event which is premised on the belief that greater understanding of the learning that takes place off-campus, combined with critical inquiry into the purpose, value and effect of such learning—has the potential to move liberal education in new directions.
Murray founded and directed the Lumpkin Institute for Service Learning. Designed for students with a commitment to service, the Lumpkin Summer Institute for Service Learning challenges students to explore and participate in social change in the Greater Boston Area. During the 10-week program, students reside together in Boston while undertaking full-time internships with local nonprofit organizations. Led by Wellesley College faculty, staff, and nonprofit practitioners, a weekly seminar integrating experiential and traditional classroom learning benefits not only the Wellesley interns, but also the communities in which they serve.
Joanne is a frequent speaker on women’s leadership in a new global context and the author of numerous articles that address emerging organizational and management issues. Women’s place and power continues to be a woman’s personal and professional negotiation. Murray explores how these concepts, though evolving, can be leveraged to create more equitable society for all women, and men.
Murray earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Dina Powell, Head of GSBank Urban Investment Group and Global Head of the Office of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs
Dina leads Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s Urban Investment Group (UIG), serves as global head of the Office of Corporate Engagement, and is president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner in 2010.
As head of UIG, Dina is responsible for the firm’s investments in housing and community development projects, deploying more than $3 billion in loans and equity investments to revitalize neighborhoods and support underserved communities across the United States.
As president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Dina oversees strategic programs to foster global economic growth and opportunity, including 10,000 Women, an initiative offering business and management education to women entrepreneurs around the world, and 10,000 Small Businesses, a program providing small business owners with access to capital, business education, and mentorship.
Dina had a longstanding career in government before joining Goldman Sachs, serving as assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs and deputy undersecretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Prior to being confirmed as assistant secretary, Dina served as a member of the senior staff of the White House as assistant to the president for Presidential Personnel.
Dina serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the American University in Cairo, and the Center for Global Development. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Lawrence Rosenwald, Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English, Wellesley College
Lawrence Rosenwald is the Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of English at Wellesley College, and the director of Wellesley's Peace & Justice Studies Program. The topics of his writing are diverse, and include literary multilingualism, translation, Yiddish literature, music, and nonviolence; he has also published translations from German, French, Yiddish, Latin, and Italian. He has been a war tax resister since 1987, and a member of New England War Tax Resistance ever since.
Barbara Tannenbaum, Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University
Barbara Tannenbaum teaches courses in public speaking and persuasive communication in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and is a faculty member in the Brown/IE Executive MBA Program. She is a recipient of the Brown University John Rowe Workman Award for excellence in teaching in the humanities, the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching Award, and eleven time recipient of the Brown University Senior Citation/Hazeltine Citation for excellence in teaching.
In addition to leading the popular course Persuasive Communication, Barbara provides communication workshops for senior administrators, graduate students, Brown University Career Services, The Brown/Trinity Consortium, The Brown University Third World Center and many student organizations annually.
Barbara provides regular communications workshops at The Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College, the Athena Institute at Barnard College, The Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Outside of academia, Barbara Tannenbaum consults to global business and professional leaders on effective communication. She has advised senior political leaders including elected officials at the state and national level. In addition to global corporations, her clientele includes the Council of Chief Judges of the Appellate Courts of the United States, The California Supreme Court, The Florida Supreme Court, The International Monetary Fund, MFA Boston, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Marc Tetel, Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Wellesley College
Marc Tetel received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University. After taking some time to travel abroad, he entered a Ph.D. program in Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to study how hormones work in the brain to regulate behavior. For his postdoctoral research, Dr. Tetel studied molecular mechanisms of steroid receptor action in breast cancer at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is now the Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Wellesley College and a member of the Biological Chemistry Program. Dr. Tetel’s lab studies molecular mechanisms of estrogen and progestin receptor action in the rodent brain and behavior. Recently, his NIH-funded lab has begun to investigate how steroid receptors can be activated in the absence of hormones and how estrogens function to regulate feeding and energy homeostasis. Dr. Tetel teaches biology and neuroscience courses, including an upper-level neuroendocrinology course and lab.
Franklyn (Lyn) Turbak, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Wellesley College
Franklyn (Lyn) Turbak is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Wellesley College, where he has been since 1995. He received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Lyn's passion is the study of programs and programming languages, which is at the heart of both his teaching and research. At Wellesley, his TinkerBlocks research group explores expressive visual languages in which programs are assembled by connecting blocks shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces. Their current focus is improving MIT App Inventor, a blocks programming environment that allows those without previous programming experience to create apps for their Android devices. Lyn is co-author of the textbook Design Concepts in Programming Languages.
In his courses and programming environments, Lyn embraces constructionist learning principles that encourage people to view themselves as designers and inventors. Together with Robbie Berg in the Wellesley Physics Department, he developed the Robotic Design
Studio course for introducing liberal arts students to engineering. He has also taught Wellesley's Introduction to Engineering course, which serves as a bridge to engineering opportunities at Olin College and MIT.
Shannon van Sant, Reporter and Documentary Filmmaker
Shannon is a reporter and documentary filmmaker. She has reported from throughout Africa and Asia for CBS News, the Economist and the PBS NewsHour and has been honored with a Human Rights Award for her work from Amnesty International and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong. Her stories include in-depth reports on Chinese investment in Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa and the Comoros and the hunt by U.S. forces for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. In 2011 she filmed the journey of North Korean refugees escaping through China and Southeast Asia. Previously Shannon spent two years as a documentary filmmaker for CCTV, Chinese state-run television. Shannon filmed 11 documentaries for CCTV on Chinese government policies. Her work for American and Chinese broadcast networks has taken her to more than 20 of China's 33 provinces.
Sarah Vellozzi, Senior Vice-President and Partner, Fleishman-Hillard, NY
Sarah Vellozzi is a senior vice president and partner at Fleishman-Hillard’s corporate affairs group in New York. A specialist in integrated global communications programs with seven years of international experience, she provides strategic counsel on issues, reputation and crisis management to clients across the Fleishman Hillard network.
Ms. Vellozzi’s core clients include the Brazilian Secretariat for Social Communication of the Office of the Presidency (SECOM), The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Siemens Healthcare. In addition, she has provided support to the Government of South Korea, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) / Qatar Foundation, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the UN Undersecretary on Innovative Development Financing, the Yellow Pages Association, the National Center for APEC (NCAPEC) and Visa International.
These opportunities have afforded Ms. Vellozzi a broad range of industry knowledge and technical expertise including, but not limited to: global diplomacy and regulatory bodies (UN, IMF and World Bank), regional partnerships (BRIC, APEC, CEMEA), renewable energies, climate change and carbon emissions, sustainable forest management and Amazon protection, medical imaging and radiation, healthcare information technology, diagnostics and clinical chemistry, directional media, local search, small and medium-sized business advertising, electronic payment technology and online fraud mitigation.
Ms. Vellozzi’s work on behalf of SECOM – a sub-set of the Brazilian Office of the President charged with managing global media relations on behalf of the federal government – included spearheading opportunities with Dr. Fareed Zakaria for CNN and Newsweek, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times, Christian Amanpour at CNN International and other senior editors at The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, Global Viewpoint Network, AP, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC World, CNN, Vanity Fair, BusinessWeek, and Huffington Post.
On behalf of SECOM, Ms. Vellozzi was also a party delegate to the last six UN Climate Change negotions, from COP15 in Copenhagen in December 2009 through COP21 in Lima, Peru in 2014, serving as a strategic communications advisor and press officer for the senior members of the Brazilian negotiation team and other scientific advisors to the delegation.
Prior to joining the corporate affairs group, Ms. Vellozzi spent two years in the New York healthcare practice where she helped Novartis launch the world’s first and only once-yearly postmenopausal osteoporosis treatment, Reclast®. In this role, she helped Novartis navigate data and FDA milestones before successfully leading a year-long consumer launch campaign that integrated third-party partnerships, celebrity endorsement, web development, traditional and new media outreach, grassroots marketing and physician and patient ambassadors. During this time, Ms. Vellozzi also managed an integrated awareness and support program for patients with interstitial cystitis on behalf of Elmiron® for Johnson & Johnson - Ortho Women’s Health & Urology.
Ms. Vellozzi joined the New York office following five years at Fleishman-Hillard’s affiliate in Cairo, Egypt – Trans-Arabian Creative Communications Services (TRACCS) – where she was assistant managing director of Egypt and regional group editor. At TRACCS, she played an instrumental role in helping to transform the agency from a small boutique operation to a regional powerhouse. Her chief responsibilities included leading the client service department, heading business development, and directing several key local and regional accounts including Visa International CEMEA, Allianz Group Egypt, Hyatt International Hotels & Resorts Egypt, British Gas, Master Foods, Electrolux Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb Baraclude and the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay, among others.
Ms. Vellozzi received numerous awards for her work including being named to PRWeek’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list in 2013 as well as eight industry awards for her work for Brazil. She is the co-chair and founder of the communications advisor board to the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright program.
At TRACCS, her awards included Visa CEMEA’s Best Writer, Best Creative Writing, and Best Screenplay awards, and international recognition from British Gas for Best Community Outreach Program.
Before entering public relations, Ms. Vellozzi held a series of research and editing roles in Egypt, including copy editor at the Middle East Times newspaper; senior editor at the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, a USAID Legacy Endowment recipient; and research editor at Morgan Stanley-affiliate, HC Brokerage.
While working and living in Egypt, she also co-authored the Egypt Almanac: The Encyclopedia of Modern Egypt.
Ms. Vellozzi graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature with focus on the Arabic language and Middle Eastern history, literature and culture.
She is a ‘world citizen’ with experiences living in Japan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United States, and has travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, North America and the Caribbean.