Ford Foundation President to Discuss "Post-9/11 Agenda"

Susan V. Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation, will present the lecture, “Reflections on the Post-9/11 Agenda,” on April 23, at 4 p.m. in Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall, at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 205 Prospect St.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in Sage student lounge.

Berresford joined the Ford Foundation in 1970 as a project assistant in the Division of National Affairs. In 1980, she was named officer in charge of the foundation’s women’s programs. The next year she became vice president for U.S. and International Affairs programs. In 1989, she served as vice president of the division in charge of worldwide programming. Before becoming president in 1996, she was the foundation’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining the foundation, Berresford served as a program officer for the Neighborhood Youth Corps and was responsible for the evaluation of training, education and work programs for the Manpower Career Development Agency.

She is a board member of the Council on Foundations and a member of the Trilateral Commission and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She also has served on the boards of the Hermine and Robert Popper Foundation and the Chase Manhattan Corporation, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Center for Global Partnership.

Founded in 1936, the Ford Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that has provided more than $10 billion in grants and loans for projects that support its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement.

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