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Michael Klosson


Michael Klosson
Michael Klosson

Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Affairs

Michael Klosson is vice president for policy and humanitarian response at Save the Children, having joined the agency 13 years ago. He leads the agency’s public policy and advocacy work across a broad range of development and humanitarian issues and oversees its programmatic contribution to the global federation’s emergency response work around the world. 

Klosson has worked on some of the most challenging humanitarian crises such as COVID19, the Haiti earthquake, East Africa drought, Syria and Yemen conflicts, and Ebola in West Africa. He has testified before Congress and represented Save the Children at various international conferences including the United Nations General Assembly, World Humanitarian Summit as well G20 and G8 summits. He is a regular publisher of blogs and op-eds on these issues.  
 
Prior to joining the agency, Klosson served as a career foreign service officer. His assignments included U.S. ambassador to Cyprus, U.S. consul general in Hong Kong, charge d’affaires in Stockholm and The Hague, deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs and special assistant to the secretary of state. He received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive and numerous Superior Honor Awards.

Klosson taught twice at Hamilton College as the Linowitz Visiting Professor, at the Eisenhower School of National Security Strategy and Resources, and delivered lectures at American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Michigan

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College and holds M.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Princeton University. He has been inducted into the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2020

Educational Background

M.A., Princeton University
M.P.A., Princeton University
B.A., Hamilton College

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