Anuradha Desai

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Anuradha Desai "joined the International Center for Conciliation (ICfC) as the first Executive Director in the fall of 2008. In this role she is responsible for building the financial, organizational and administrative base of the organization while scaling its international programs and building its capacity to work with communities around the world through conciliation.

"Anuradha recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a Presidential Scholar. Upon completion of her one-year mid-career program, Anuradha spent a year in Indonesia where she worked as a Senior Advisor for Tifa Foundation and Save the Children.

"Prior to Harvard, Anuradha served as the Executive Director of Organizational Development at Citizen Schools, an innovative program that is revolutionizing the field of out-of-school education across the United States. She helped launch the Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University and worked at Oxfam America for over a decade in various leadership positions, including as the Director of Major Gifts and serving two terms as an elected staff representative to the Board of Directors. Presently she serves as an Advisor to various nonprofit organizations in the Boston area.

"Anuradha was trained as an architect before coming to the U.S. As a DANIDA Fellow she received her graduate degree in urban planning from the Royal Danish Academy in Denmark and her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the Center on Environment, Planning, and Technology in Ahmedabad, India." [1]

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  1. About, International Center for Conciliation, accessed January 3, 2009.