Dr. Carol Adelman is a senior fellow and director of the Hudson’s Center for Global Prosperity (CGP) at the Hudson Institute, "specializing in international development and public policy, private giving to developing countries, foreign aid, and global health policy. In 2006, the CGP published the Index of Global Philanthropy, the first annual comprehensive guide to the magnitude and sources of U.S. private giving to the developing world. Future editions will include giving estimates from European and other developed countries." 
"Over the past 30 years, Adelman has served as director, consultant, and member in numerous non-profit organizations, including the Center for International Private Enterprise of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Atlantic Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Red Cross. She is president of Capital Partners for Education, an educational charity that provides scholarships and mentors for low income students in the Washington, D.C. area," a biogrpahical note states.
"Her experience with the federal government includes working with the Office of Economic Opportunity and the United States Agency for International Development, where she served as a Presidential appointee heading U.S. foreign aid programs to Asia, the Middle East, and Central and Eastern Europe when the Berlin Wall fell," it states.
"Adelman has written extensively on global development issues including foreign aid, global philanthropy, and three of the biggest global health concerns, AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. She has published a book on international regulation, and her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, the Lancet, and British Medical Journal, among others. She was a member of the U.S. delegation to the World Health Assembly in 2004, and is currently vice chairman of the bi-partisan Presidential commission Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People (HELP) Around the Globe, whose mission is to evaluate and reform U.S. foreign aid," it states. 
"Adelman holds a masters and a doctorate degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University; a masters degree in foreign service from Georgetown University; and a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado, including a year’s study at the University of Bonn in Germany." 
She is married to Ken Adelman.