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
Gregory 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.
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. In 2017, Greg received USAID’s highest award, the Administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award, to recognize his long and distinguished service.
Greg Gottlieb reflects on one key lesson the US has learned in regard to disaster response: As the rain continues to fall in Texas from the seemingly interminable Tropical Storm…
On August 15, 2017, Gregory Gottlieb officially joined the Feinstein International Center as the director, as Daniel Maxwell stepped down as acting director and resumed his role as research director….