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Concordia is pleased to announce that Ambassador Mark A. Green has joined the Leadership Council. Green is the President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, which, through independent research and open dialogue, advances policies tackling global challenges, so that Congress, the administration, and the international policy community can act with confidence.

Notably, Green possesses extensive leadership experience bridging the public and private sectors. He served as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he managed and oversaw a budget of $24 billion and a global workforce of 13,000 employees, and ultimately became known for an approach he called the “Journey to Self-Reliance.”

Following over a decade of service to the people of Wisconsin, first in the State Assembly and then in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 8th Congressional district, Green served as Ambassador to Tanzania from 2007 to 2009, during which time he helped expand American investment in developing nations experiencing political and economic reform and worked to enact policies promoting the awareness, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

He also served as Executive Director at the McCain Institute, President of the International Republican Institute, President and CEO of the Initiative for Global Development, and Senior Director at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. He is an expert in development policy, democracy, human rights, and American global engagement and leadership, particularly in Africa. 

Amid these anomalous times, collaboration and democracy are more vital than ever before. Green’s efforts, particularly at USAID and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, to elevate the issues that impact people worldwide are truly remarkable, and he has demonstrated deep faith in the power of cross-sector partnerships. We are honored to welcome his voice and guidance to our Leadership Council and the broader Concordia community.