Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue
Katherine Marshall has worked for over three decades on international development, focusing on issues facing the world's poorest countries. She is a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Visiting Professor. She advises the World Bank and heads the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), a non-profit working to bridge the worlds of faith and development. Her long career with the World Bank (1971-2006) involved a wide range of leadership assignments, many focused on Africa. From 2000-2006 her mandate covered ethics, values, and faith in development work, working as counselor to the World Bank's President. Ms. Marshall was educated at Wellesley College and Princeton and is currently a Princeton University trustee. She serves on the Boards of several NGOs and on advisory groups, including IDEA (International Development Ethics Association) and CARE USA's Program Committee. She is a core group member of the Council of 100, an initiative of the World Economic Forum to advance understanding between the Islamic World and the West, also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the international selection committee for the Niwano Peace Prize. She is a long-time co-moderator of the Fes Forum, which is part of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. She speaks and write on wide-ranging issues for international development. Her publications include Mind, Heart and Soul in the Fight Against Poverty (World Bank, 2004) and Development and Faith: Where Mind, Heart and Soul work Together (World Bank, 2007), and The World Bank: From Reconstruction to Development to Equity (Routledge, January 2008).