Hosts

Andrea Carranza
Acting Executive Director, Center for International Development at Harvard University

Andrea has over 20 years' experience in business development and oversees the center's operations and strategic development.

Prior to CID, Andrea was an Advisor to Grameen Research and Director with Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA), a global energy research firm. She launched several new businesses for IHS CERA, including the firm's Global Power Forum, a membership serving C-level executives from electric utilities, independent power producers and government ministries; CERA's Asia Pacific Energy practice and its global financial services practice.

Andrea was an English teacher at Kai Tak Vietnamese refugee camp in Hong Kong and co-founded Boston Cares. Andrea has a MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and a BA from James Madison University.
 

Nancy Gibbs
Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

Until September 2017, Nancy Gibbs was Editor in Chief of TIME, directing news and feature coverage across all platforms for more than 65 million readers worldwide. A nationally known thought leader on American politics and society, Gibbs was named TIME’s 17th editor in September 2013, the first woman to hold the position, and remains an Editor at Large.

She is the co-author, along with Michael Duffy, of two best-selling presidential histories: The President’s Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012), which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (2007). She has lectured extensively on the American presidency, including at the Bush, Reagan, Carter, Johnson and Truman libraries, the Aspen Institute, the Dallas World Affairs Club, the Commonwealth Club and the National Archives.

Gibbs was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Yale summa cum laude, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar. She has twice served as the Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she taught a seminar on politics and the press.
 

Ricardo Hausmann
Director, Center for International Development at Harvard University; Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Previously, Professor Hausmann served as the first Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (1994-2000), where he created the Research Department. He has served as Minister of Planning of Venezuela (1992-1993) and as a member of the Board of the Central Bank of Venezuela. He also served as Chair of the IMF-World Bank Development Committee.

He was Professor of Economics at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) (1985-1991) in Caracas, where he founded the Center for Public Policy. His research interests include issues of growth, macroeconomic stability, international finance, and the social dimensions of development.

Ricardo Hausmann holds a PhD in economics from Cornell University.