Building Resilience: Blending USAID's Humanitarian and Development Assistance Programming
In this Careers in Development session, Elisabeth Kvitashvili will discuss her extensive experience working throughout conflict regions, with a focus on USAID's efforts to bridge humanitarian and development assistance programming to build long-term resilience. She will also offer specific tips for young professionals who are interested in working in global development.
Elisabeth Kvitashvili is deputy assistant administrator in USAID’s Bureau for the Middle East, with oversight of Iraq, Jordan and Yemen programs. She previously served with the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agencies in Rome as humanitarian affairs counselor to the U.S. ambassador. Prior to her post in Rome, Kvitashvili served as USAID acting mission director in Russia. From 2007-2009, she served as deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. She holds a Master’s Degree in Near East Studies from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, and a diploma in international relations from the Paris University School of Political Science. She is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. She currently serves as adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches a course on conflict and food security.
A light breakfast will be available. Please RSVP to USLD@csis.org.