Atrocity Prevention in the Real World: A Tale of Four Countries

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Atrocity Prevention in the Real World: A Tale of Four Countries

Donald Steinberg

Monday, April 2, 2018
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Atrocity Prevention in the Real World: A Tale of Four Countries  

Reflections on 25 years of experiences in South Africa, Rwanda, Kenya and Syria. 

Monday April 2, 2018  |  4:30pm  |  041  Haldeman Center, Dartmouth College, free and open to all

Donald Steinberg

Special Advisor to World Learning, Inc.

Former CEO World Learning 2013 to 2017


Steinberg brings more than 35 years of experience in government and nongovernmental organizations, and expertise in the fields of international relations and development.

Prior to World Learning Inc., Steinberg served as deputy administrator at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he focused on the Middle East and Africa; organizational reforms under the USAID Forward agenda; the inclusion of women, people with disabilities, LGBT persons, and other marginalized groups into the development arena; and expanded dialogue with development partners.

In his previous work with the United States government, Steinberg served as director of the U.S. Department of State’s Joint Policy Council, White House deputy press secretary, National Security Council senior director for African Affairs, special Haiti coordinator, U.S. Ambassador to Angola, and the president’s special representative for Humanitarian Demining. He was also deputy president for policy at the International Crisis Group, a Randolph Jennings senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and has advised the Women's Refugee Commission, the UN Development Fund for Women, the UN Civil Society Advisory Group for Women, Peace and Security, and the Institute for Inclusive Security.

Steinberg has authored more than 100 articles on foreign policy, African development, gender issues, post-conflict reconstruction, children and armed conflict, and disarmament, published in media outlets including Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian, The Nation, International Herald Tribune, Africa Economic Digest, and Yale Global Online. He holds MAs in journalism from Columbia University and political economy from the University of Toronto, and a BA from Reed College.

Steinberg's honors include the Presidential Meritorious Honor Award, the Frasure Award for International Peace, the Hunt Award for Women in Policy Formulation, the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, the State Department and USAID Distinguished Service Awards, and six State Department Superior Honor Awards.


Don Steinberg is the 2018 Allen Bildner Distinguished Fellow in International Affairs at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. He is in residence Spring term and teaching:

The Challenge of Global Poverty: Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It

Course Description for INTS 81.01:

The course addresses the economic, social, cultural, environmental and political dimensions of the global commitment to eliminate extreme poverty by 2035, in line with the recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the pledges by world leaders.  The course identifies the key characteristics of poverty, the global trends, and the changing emphases of sustainable development policy and practice since the 1960s.  The course addresses the differing roles of development actors, including governments, civil society, international donors, and the private sector; the importance of engaging marginalized populations; specific efforts in key sectors such as food security, health, education and infrastructure; the role of advanced technologies; the interplay between poverty and conflict; and the impact of global climate change.  Real-world case studies are incorporated fully into the instruction.  


For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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