Gregory Gottlieb to become Director of the Feinstein International Center

June 2017

Gregory Gottlieb will assume the role of Director of the Feinstein International Center on August 15, 2017. Throughout his distinguished career, Greg has worked to improve food security, humanitarian, and transition programs. We are thrilled that he will bring this focus, dedication, and determination to Tufts.

“Greg’s leadership, long and varied experience in humanitarian action, and global network of policy makers and practitioners, will substantially strengthen the center’s ability to promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives of people affected by or at risk of crises.”

– Daniel Maxwell, outgoing Interim Director

Most recently Greg served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/DCHA). Prior to that, he served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for DCHA. Since he began with USAID in 1988, he has held a variety of other positions, including Mission Director in Pakistan and Namibia, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Food Security (helping to plan and implement the Obama Administration’s Feed the Future Program), as well as posts in Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Additionally, Greg taught at the National War College, was a legal protection officer for UNHCR, and was Chief of Party for the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

Greg earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University, a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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