Executive Director, Stevens Initiative, The Aspen Institute
Mohamed Abdel-Kader is executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Stevens Initiative. He served in the US Education Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education as deputy assistant secretary for international and foreign language education under President Obama. Previously, Abdel-Kader was development director for Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, managing advancement strategy in the Middle East, and developed international partnerships and led donor development efforts at George Mason University. He has advised clients on organizational strategy, doing business in emerging markets, intercultural communication, and cultural competency in international philanthropy. Abdel-Kader is a Truman National Security Fellow, author of a children’s book about stereotypes, and trustee of the Longview Foundation for International Education and World Affairs.