From her days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and subsequent service as Director, to her service as a reform-minded president of the New York City Council, Carol Bellamy has spent her entire life working for the public good.
Today, Bellamy is Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas through job creation and empowering women and youth.
She was previously Executive Director of the UNICEF, President and CEO of World Learning, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. She is a member of the American University of Beirut Board of Trustees and is a former Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics. She has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the Government of France, and the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan.