Careers in Global Development: Clarence Edwards
The “Careers in Global Development” series features U.S. senior-level, multilateral and NGO officials who have worked in the field of development for at least twenty years. The series is aimed at young professionals who are interested in working in development and will include a one-hour dialogue on both the specific expertise of the speaker, as well as the speaker's career path and influences along the way. It will focus on specific areas of interest, including the role of humanitarian assistance in development and U.S. foreign policy; development as a tool to counter violent extremism; and sectoral issues such as food security, health, and education.
This session features Clarence D. Edwards, Senior Adviser for the Embassy of Australia's International Development Policy. Edwards' areas of specialization include policy advocacy, strategic communications, and political analysis. He has successfully advocated for increased attention towards neglected tropical diseases on behalf of the Albert Sabin Vaccine Institute, and for more funding for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria programs on behalf of Bono and the ONE Campaign, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Institute for One World Health. Edwards' background also includes managing the congressional program at the Council on Foreign Relations, handling relations with the foreign media as a Clinton Administration political appointee at the State Department, and managing political research for a corporate lobbyist. He has been named an Aspen Environmental Forum Scholar and a future leader by Atlantik-Brücke and the German Marshall Fund.
Edwards has a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Please join us in welcoming Clarence Edwards with questions surrounding his work or career advice on Thursday, February 14th.
This event was made possible through the support of the Chevron.