Gregory Gottlieb

Co-principal Investigator


As the Director of the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, Greg is responsible for the overall direction of the center. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve food security, humanitarian, and transition programs and he brings this focus, dedication, and determination to Tufts. Prior to joining Tufts, Greg served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/DCHA). Prior to that, he served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for DCHA. Since he began with USAID in 1988, he has held a variety of other positions, including Mission Director in Pakistan and Namibia, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Food Security, as well as posts in Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Greg earned a B.A. from Humboldt State University, a J.D. from Loyola Law School, and an M.P.P from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In 2017, Greg received USAID’s highest award, the Administrator’s Distinguished Career Service Award.