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Margaret Zeigler

Global Harvest Initiative
Executive Director

Dr. Zeigler has dedicated her career to addressing global hunger and food security, most recently serving as the Deputy Director at the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC), where she spent the past 18 years working closely with the public and private sectors, non-profit organizations, industry leaders and policy makers to promote food security and reduce hunger.

Dr. Zeigler has experience in all areas of management, budget supervision and grant and fiscal administration, and organizational development. She led CHC’s strategic planning process in 2008/9 and worked closely with allied anti-hunger organizations on advocacy efforts to end international hunger. She provided leadership to design and implement the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program in 2001. She was selected by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to participate in a year-long national security fellowship program, Seminar XXI, in 1999-2000. In 1997-1998, Dr. Zeigler obtained funding from the US Institute of Peace to conduct research on coordination of humanitarian NGO’s and the military in Bosnia, and she provided regular humanitarian training for the Southern Command of the US military and other Latin American military units during peacekeeping exercises from 1999 through 2001. Dr. Zeigler is a recognized thought leader on food security issues, serving as a media commentator and writer for several publications and news networks around the world.

In May, 2005, she was the recipient of the University of Cincinnati’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and in June, 2005 received the “International Food Aid Leadership Award” at the Kansas City International Food Aid Conference. Margaret holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography and International Development from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an adjunct faculty at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University from 1996 through 2006. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.

For more information about the Global Harvest Initiative, please visit www.globalharvestinitiative.org.


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