On October 18, 2010, Mark Suzman, director of policy, advocacy, and special initiatives for the Global Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will visit the College of William and Mary as part of the George Tayloe Ross Memorial Lecture series. He will be presenting on "Development, Africa, and Millennium Development Goals: Why the world is getting better faster than you think and how we can accelerate progress" from 6-8pm at Miller Hall in 2025 Brinkley Commons Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mark Suzman oversees the Foundation's global development policy and communications work, as well as relationships with governments, NGOs, and other key partners to increase awareness, action, and resources devoted to key international development priorities. Prior to working at the Gates Foundation, Suzman held several positions at the United Nations and was a correspondent for the Financial Times. Suzman received his doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his Bachelor's degree from Harvard.