Carol Lancaster "is Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies and Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. Current research: foreign aid; development and democracy in Africa; and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) as political organizations. Dr. Lancaster was the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996. Worked at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1980-81) and for the Policy Planning Staff (1977-80). She has been a Congressional Fellow and a Carnegie Scholar, worked for the Office of Management and Budget, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics and Overseas Development Council. Dr. Lancaster often speaks on USAID and international development. Her most recent books are Aid to Africa: So Much to Do, So Little Done, Transforming Foreign Aid, and Organizing US Foreign Aid: Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century. In July 2004, she was appointed to the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Panel on International Support for the New Partnership for Africa's Development. Dr. Lancaster holds a Ph.D. (1972) from the London School of Economics." 
- Member of the executive board of Women in International Security
- Director, Vital Voices Global Partnership
- Trustee, World Education
- Steering Committee, Center for Democracy and Civil Society 
Resources and articles
- Governance, Center for Democracy and Civil Society, accessed July 26, 2007.
- "Biography", Accessed January 2007.