Gregory Gottlieb

Gregory GottliebDirector, Feinstein International Center
Irwin H. Rosenberg Professor in Nutrition and Human Security, Friedman School of Nutrition

Working with Feinstein Since: 2017
Based in: Medford, MA
Greg Gottlieb is responsible for the overall direction of the Center. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve food security, humanitarian, and transition programs and he brings this focus, dedication, and determination to Tufts. His research focus is on the politics of humanitarian and development assistance, the current and future personnel implications for humanitarian response and development programs of extended assignments in high threat posts, and leadership needs in humanitarian response.

Prior to coming to Tufts, 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. 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. In 2017, Greg received USAID’s highest award, the Administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award, to recognize his long and distinguished service.

News Items

Greg Gottlieb discusses why humanitarian aid matters in Tufts Now
November 5, 2017

TuftsNow published a Q&A with Gregory Gottleib on November 2, 2017. Reflecting on President Trump’s foreign aid policies, Greg discussed the importance of supplying humanitarian aid to areas affected by…

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Gregory Gottlieb discusses agricultural crisis in Puerto Rico
October 26, 2017

On October 23 faculty and students from the Friedman School of Nutrition, including Feinstein’s director Gregory Gottlieb, gathered to discuss crises in Puerto Rico after the hurricane on September 20….

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