Cindy Huang is co-director of migration, displacement and humanitarian policy and senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and works on issues related to refugees and displacement, fragile and conflict-affected states, gender equality and development effectiveness. Previously, Cindy was deputy vice president for sector operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. She also served former President Barack Obama’s administration as director of policy of the US State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, and as senior adviser to the State Department’s counselor and chief of staff. Cindy has also worked for Doctors Without Borders and the Human Development Center in Pakistan. She has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a B.A. in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University.


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