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Special Advisor

Sue Dwyer has over 25 years of international humanitarian and development work. She has led humanitarian and development programs in the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and West Africa working for the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps. In addition to her in-country work, Sue was the International Rescue Committee’s Vice-President of Program Quality, responsible for establishing the program direction and quality assurance efforts for the $500M agency and led its policy and practice units which included children youth protection and development, economic recovery and development, governance and rights, health, women’s protection and empowerment, and research, evaluation, and learning. She also spent six months in the Middle East as the IRC’s Senior Representative for its five-country, $130M response to the Syria Crisis. Most recently, Sue worked for the Peace Corps as a Country Director in Cambodia and Morocco. Sue’s international development service began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda in the early 90s. She has a B.A. in Business Administration, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was the Pforzheimer Foundation Nonprofit Fellow.