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Nancy Stetson

U.S. State Department
U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security

Dr. Nancy Stetson is the U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security. As head of the Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security she is responsible for leading all aspects of U.S. diplomacy related to food security and nutrition. Dr. Stetson’s diplomatic efforts to advance global food security and nutrition target donors, developing countries, emerging economies, multilateral organizations, civil society, and the private sector.

Dr. Stetson is a veteran of Capitol Hill, having worked for 26 years in the Senate, as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to then-Senator John Kerry and as a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She advised Senator Kerry on all national security, trade and foreign policy issues. Throughout her tenure, she managed a spectrum of legislation and policy positions for Senator Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Asia, Africa, the operations and budget of the State Department, the United Nations, global health, and human rights.

Before joining the State Department, Dr. Stetson worked in the private sector as the Vice President for Policy and Client Services at The Sheridan Group, which specializes in promoting the missions of nonprofit organizations. She also worked for the House Appropriations Committee.

Dr. Stetson holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.

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