The World Food Prize Foundation

2017 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Hon. Mark Green

Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Ambassador Mark Green was sworn in as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in August 2017. He previously served as president of the International Republican Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing citizen-centered governance around the world. From 2011 to 2016, Green served on the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corp., a Senate-confirmed position. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, overseeing major programs in the areas of global health and economic development. Prior to his role as ambassador, Green served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 8th District. While in Congress, he served on the House Judiciary and International Relations Committees and helped craft key policy initiatives like the Millennium Challenge Act and President George W. Bush’s international AIDS program. He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, and an honorary Doctor of Science from Georgetown University.

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