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Harriet Babbitt

3 October 2005
As Senior Vice President of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, I direct the Washington DC office of Inclusive Security (Women Waging Peace). I served as Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development from 1997 to 2001, overseeing programs in the fields of democratization, humanitarian relief, women’s empowerment, economic growth, education, health, and the environment.  My responsibilities included oversight of USAID efforts to assist post-conflict reconstruction in the Balkans and East Timor.  From 1993 to 1997 I served as US Ambassador to the Organization of American States.  While in that role I led the US negotiating effort to complete the world’s first anti-corruption convention and helped strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights Commission. I serve on numerous Boards of Directors, including the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University (ISD), Population Action International (PAI) and the Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD). I have been a Senior Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and have spent almost 20 years as a practicing attorney, serving as vice chair of the board of the American Bar Association-Central Europe and Eurasia Legal Initiative (ABA-CEELI) as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  I am married and have two children.

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