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Maureen White

Maureen White is currently a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. She was the Senior Advisor on Humanitarian Issues in the Office of the Special Representation to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the US Department of State from 2009-2013.

She was National Finance Co-Chair of the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign 2008 and served as National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2001-2006. In the Clinton Administration, she represented the US Government at the United Nations Children’s Fund from 1997-2001. Prior to that she had a career in international economic research in New York, London, and Tokyo, working for First Boston Corporation, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Nomura Research Institute.

White has been a member of the board of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) since 1995, rotating off for her years in government service. She was chairman of the Overseers of the IRC from 2004-2009. She currently serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), the Advisory Board of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, and the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics. She has served on the boards of numerous organizations involved in international humanitarian issues including Human Rights Watch and Refugees International.

White has a BA from Mt. Holyoke and an M.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics. She is married to Steven Rattner and they have four children.