Radhika Prabhu serves as a Special Assistant for Gender and Youth Programs in Iraq within the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity she manages foreign assistance efforts to assist in the political, economic and social development of Iraqi women for Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer. Radhika has worked at the United Nations Development Program’s UN Millennium Campaign, Development Alternatives Incorporated and the World Bank Group, focusing on how donor programming can best support social entrepreneurship and individual agency among vulnerable populations. She is also co-founder of a think tank, the India Research Group, founded to identify policy solutions that support inclusive and broad-based development in India. As a faculty member for one of the largest volunteer-driven grassroots organizations, the Art of Living Foundation, she has taught programs to advance civic engagement and social entrepreneurship to approximately 2,100 youth in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, and India. Radhika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Women’s Conference and a faculty member for the Art of Living Foundation and International Association for Human Values.
Sector: Government and International Institutions
Main Pillar: Migration
Areas of Expertise: Politics and Diplomacy
Country of Origin: United States of America
City of Residency: Washington D.C., U.S.A.