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CGD Society


CGD Society members share a commitment to a better future for people in the developing world. Our supporters are well-informed professionals, policymakers, advocates, students and other citizens who value independent, rigorous research and active engagement in the policy process and who understand how much can be accomplished through policy change.

Throughout the year, CGD Society members receive advanced notice of the Center's public conferences and events and are invited to participate in informal, private briefings. These are unparalleled opportunities to exchange ideas and information with CGD experts, and with leading figures in international policy, business, NGO, and media circles. At the following levels, CGD Society members also receive:

  • $150 – quarterly President’s update weekly; CGD newsletter; premier event invitations; recognition on CGD’s website
  • $500 – all benefits at the $150 level; complimentary copies of CGD published books
  • $1,000-$4,999 – all benefits at the $500 level; acknowledgment in CGD’s annual report; invitation to a private CGD event and reception and listing as an event sponsor
  • $5,000 and upPartners Council benefits


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Current Members
Last updated February 2019

Gautam Agrawal
George Alleyne
Felice Apter
Alicia Bannon
Ivan Barkhorn
Peter Bate
Michael Behr
Jere Behrman
Beatrice Bezmalinovic
Amar Bhattacharya
Nancy Birdsall
Patrick Brenny

Annette Brown
Donald Brown
Gerard Caprio
Kevin Conry
Gary Filerman
Kathryn Fox
Anthony Gasbarro
Stephen Giddings
George Hill
Eric Ho
James Hochschwender
Robert Jordan

Nancy Kenny
Carol Lee
Miguel Martinez
James Michel
Deepa Narayan
Andrew Natsios
James Pinto
James Richardson
Deborah Rose
Jennifer Rosenzweig
Margaret Sarles
William Savedoff

Alexander Shakow
Adam Shrier
Joseph Sinatra
Michele Teitelbaum
Edwin Truman
Jacques van der Gaag
Roberta van Haeften
Christine Wallich
Jeff Weintraub
Ian Wronski
Dasha Zenkovich

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