Hilda Arellano, Counselor to USAID, to Speak at WWS, October 21
Hilda Arellano, Counselor to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will present a public lecture titled "U.S. Development Assistance: Re-Thinking and Re-Building the Third Pillar of National Security" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.
Arellano is the Counselor to the United States Agency for International Development. She previously served as the USAID Mission director in Cairo, Egypt. Arellano joined USAID in 1987 and was assigned to Ecuador as a General Development Officer. From 1990-1993 she served in Guatemala as Democracy Officer before becoming Deputy Mission Director (1993-1998), and Mission Director in Ecuador (1998-2001). From 2001-2004 she served as Mission Director for the Regional Services Center for Europe and Eurasia in Budapest, Hungary, and from 2004 to 2006 in Lima, Peru. She then assumed the Directorship of USAID/Iraq from 2006-2007 before her assignment in Egypt.
Before joining USAID, Arellano lived and worked in Latin America, as well as other developing countries, for 17 years. In 1971 she joined the United Nations Volunteer Program and was posted to Peru and Bolivia for three years working on credit projects for rural women. From 1974 to 1979 she worked with the World Bank and the UNDP as a program evaluation consultant in Latin America for income generation projects targeted to low income women in a program sponsored jointly by the Organization of American States and USAID. From 1986-1987 she was personal services contractor with USAID/Bolivia managing rural and non-formal education projects.
Arellano completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University and received her Masters in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin. She also received a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Antioch College.
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