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Pamela Reeves

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Pamela Reeves

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs


Pamela Reeves is an advisor to the Office of Melinda Gates on global women’s issues.  Previously, Ms. Reeves served in the U.S. State Department as Director of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s International Fund for Women and Girls. She served as senior advisor to the Nike Foundation, where she designed the Girl Declaration program and built international support for the global development agenda for adolescent girls, and the United Nations Foundation on Data 2X, an international effort to collate and analyze multi-sectoral, gender-focused data.  Earlier in her career, Ms. Reeves served as the United Nations human rights officer in Liberia, and as director for new initiatives at the International Foundation for Election Systems. She has provided technical election assistance to more than a dozen countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Ms. Reeves serves on the Board of Directors of Women for Women International and the Kakenya Center for Excellence, and she sits on the advisory board of ONE.org.  She is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Brown University, and a Visiting Fellow at Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. She mentors women for the Public Leadership Education Network, and is a frequent speaker at the Aspen Ideas Forum.

Ms. Reeves holds an AB in international relations from Brown University, and an AM in international relations from Yale University. She was a visiting graduate scholar in political science at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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