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J. Brady Anderson

Professional History

Mr. Anderson, with his wife Betty, both attorneys, began a second career working with international non-profit organizations in 1987. They conducted sociolinguistics research in African languages with the Summer Institute of Linguistics, and assisted the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in the creation of a national bilingual education program. In 1994, Brady was appointed by President Clinton to be the United States Ambassador to Tanzania and subsequently to be the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the nation’s foreign assistance agency. He was appointed by the President to be Chairman of the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, which enables American corporate investment in developing countries.

Philanthropic Involvement

Mr. Anderson is a former Vice Chairman of the Board of World Vision, one of the world’s largest relief and development organizations.   He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) in Washington, DC. Working with government officials and leaders of ethno-religious minorities in Asia and the Middle East IGE works toward a future in which people of all faiths and none have full freedom of conscience and equal citizenship. IGE advances the view that religious freedom—properly implemented—is integral to a flourishing society, and a stable state.