“Careers in Global Development” is a monthly series featuring 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 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 specific session features Marcia Wong, policy advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross. She focuses on humanitarian issues in fragile and weak states, covering counterterrorism, extremism, resiliency, law, and dialogue. Before ICRC, Ms. Wong spent a career spanning thirty years at USAID, the US Institute of Peace, and the State Department.
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Wong with questions surrounding her work or career advice.