KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ambassador Donald Steinberg

Former Deputy Administrator at USAID; Senior Fellow at InterAction; Board Co-Chair for Women’s Refugee Commission

Donald Steinberg is co-chair of the board of the Women’s Refugee Commission; Senior Fellow for diversity, equity, and inclusion with InterAction; Fellow with Our Secure Future: Women Make the Difference; and Executive Director of Mobilizing Men as Partners for Women, Peace and Security. Ambassador Steinberg brings more than 40 years of experience in government and nongovernmental organizations, and expertise in the fields of international relations, peacebuilding, and development. He served as CEO of World Learning, an international exchange, education, and development nonprofit organization from 2013 to 2017. Prior to World Learning he served as Deputy Administrator at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he focused on the Middle East and Africa; organizational reforms under the USAID Forward agenda; inclusion of women, people with disabilities, LGBT persons, and other marginalized groups in the development arena; and expanded dialogue with development partners. His prior service includes U.S. Ambassador to Angola, White House Deputy Press Secretary, Special Assistant to President Clinton for African Affairs, Director of the State Department/USAID Joint Policy Council, and Deputy President of the International Crisis Group.