Jennifer Claudette Ward

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Jennifer Ward "is associate dean for programs and studies and director of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining Georgetown in 1999, Ambassador Ward served 20 years as a US Foreign Service officer in Zaire, Senegal, and Jamaica, and as Ambassador to the Republic of Niger. She also served as senior advisor for Africa on the National Security Council, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for personnel at the State Department, and consultant to the vice presidents of the Africa Region at the World Bank. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Ward served as a consultant to the Department of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, and as staff director of the Subcommittee on Africa, Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives.

"Her academic positions include director of graduate admissions, assistant director of the graduate program and lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and assistant to the vice president for academic affairs and lecturer in social sciences at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Ambassador Ward holds a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Vassar College as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, all in history. She was a Woodrow Wilson National Scholar at UCLA and elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Vassar. Ambassador Ward has written numerous articles in the field of international education and coauthored a book on the international dimension of U.S. higher education. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, served on the board of the Women's Foreign Policy Group, and as a consultant to the World Bank, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, and the Fund for Peace. She holds four Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State." [1]

She is a director of Pact.

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