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Former CARE president Bell to speak, April 3

Peter Bell, former president of CARE USA, will present a lecture titled "CARE's Partnership With the U.S. Government: Principles, Pragmatism and Politics" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bell recently resigned after 10 years as the head of CARE, one of the world's largest private relief and development organizations. He is joining the Carter Center as a visiting fellow and will serve as a visiting professor at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.

Bell is a leading figure in global philanthropic and humanitarian initiatives. Prior to joining CARE, he was president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and president of the Inter-American Foundation.

Bell served as special assistant to the secretary and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare under President Carter in the late 1970s. Prior to that, he held senior positions with the Ford Foundation.

Bell earned his MPA in international affairs from Princeton in 1964. He received the James Madison Medal, the University's top honor for graduate alumni, in 2002.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Graduate Career Services.  

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