Donald Steinberg

Senior Fellow

Donald (Don) Steinberg focuses on advancing diversity and inclusion within the U.S. NGO sector. Don brings more than 40 years of experience in government and non-governmental organizations, and expertise in the fields of international relations, peacebuilding, and development.

He previously served as CEO of World Learning, an international exchange, education, and development nonprofit organization from 2013 to 2017. Prior to World Learning he served as Deputy Administrator at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he focused on the Middle East and Africa; organizational reforms under the USAID Forward agenda; inclusion of women, people with disabilities, LGBT persons, and other marginalized groups in the development arena; and expanded dialogue with development partners. His prior service includes U.S. Ambassador to Angola, White House Deputy Press Secretary, Special Assistant to President Clinton for African Affairs, Director of the State Department/USAID Joint Policy Council, and Deputy President of the International Crisis Group.