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Religions and Public Life
Katherine Marshall, senior fellow at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, will be speaking March 5th as part of the Religions and Public Life speaker series. Marshall has worked for over three decades on international development, with a focus on issues facing the world's poorest countries. She is also currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her long career with the World Bank (1971-2006) involved a wide range of leadership assignments, many focused on Africa. From 2000-2006 her mandate covered ethics, values, and faith in development work, as counselor to the World Bank's President. She led the Bank's work on social policy and governance during the East Asia crisis years. Marshall has been closely engaged in the creation and development of the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) and is its Executive Director. She serves on the Boards of several NGOs and advisory groups, including AVINA Americas, the Niwano Peace Prize International Selection Committee, and the Opus Prize Foundation.