Alex Wilde

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Alex Wilde was "the Vice President for Communications at the Ford Foundation. He formerly directed the foundation’s office for the Andean Region and Southern Cone, located in Santiago, Chile." [1][2]

"Wilde has worked extensively on human rights issues in Latin America as director of the Washington Office on Latin America (1987-93), and as representative of the Ford Foundation in the Andean Region and Southern Cone (1993-99). He assumed his current position at Ford in 1999." [3] (at OSI forum) [4][5](Wilde was a former chair of WOLA)[6]

"New York, N.Y., February 7, 2000—Susan V. Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation, announced today that Alexander W. Wilde has been appointed Vice President for Communications as of February 1, 2000.

"Wilde (Lawrence University in Wisconsin, BA; Columbia University, Political Science, Ph.D.) had directed Ford’s regional office in Santiago, Chile, since 1994, with programming in Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina. An expert on international human rights, he has also published books and articles and given frequent Congressional testimony on issues of democratization and foreign policy in Latin America. Before joining the Ford Foundation, Wilde was executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), 1987-1993. He had earlier held senior positions at the Helen Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where he co-produced the “Focus” series for National Public Radio.

"Wilde replaces Robert Curvin, who has retired from the Foundation after almost 12 years of service to return to writing and teaching. Curvin, a former member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times, joined the Foundation in 1988 to head the Foundation’s Urban Poverty Program. In 1996, he was tapped to fill a new vice president’s position created to place a stronger emphasis on communications. In the fall, Curvin will begin a year teaching and doing research on neighborhood development at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University." [1]

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  1. Ford Foundation Appoints New Vice President For Communications, Ford Foundation, accessed April 16, 2010.
  2. Americas Advisory Committee, Human Rights Watch, accessed April 16, 2010.