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Chris Canavan

Chris Canavan

Director of Global Policy Development, Soros Fund Management

Chris Canavan is Director, Global Policy Development, at Soros Fund Management, where he works on a variety of initiatives for the firm’s founder. Before that Chris worked for Goldman Sachs, serving in several capacities during his 13 years at the firm, including Chief Risk Officer of Goldman Sachs Bank USA, credit trader in the commodities business, head of the Latin America Debt Capital Markets team, and head of the Latin America sovereign and credit risk management team. Chris has also been a professor of economics at Boston College. He received a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.I.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College, where he is now a member of the board of trustees. He has been a weekly columnist for El Diario / La Prensa, New York’s largest Spanish-speaking daily newspaper. Chris also serves on the board of the Fund for Global Human Rights, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and on the advisory board of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He spent many years in Latin America and Spain.