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Pamela Reeves

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Pamela Reeves

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs


Pamela Reeves ’87 is a Senior Fellow in International Affairs and Public Policy at Brown University, and an international development and policy strategist who advises governments, foundations, and companies.  She has contributed to global strategic agenda-setting as advisor to Nike and Mars, Inc., and as the consulting senior advisor on gender strategy to the executive office of Melinda Gates. She served as director of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s International Fund for Women and Girls at the U.S. Department of State.

Earlier in her career, Reeves served as the U.N. human rights officer in Liberia during that country’s civil war, and she has worked in over 20 countries on governance transitions over the past three decades. She served as advisor to the election commissions and parliaments of Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Liberia, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Tanzania, and the Palestinian Authority. Reeves is a Trustee of Brown University and serves on the boards of directors of Women for Women International, the Kakenya Center for Excellence, and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. She holds a B.A. from Brown and an M.A. from Yale.