Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff is Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and International Business at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has published seven books, including: Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage (Oxford University Press, 2016), Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2009), NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty (co-edited with Stephen C. Smith and Hildy Teegen; New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007), and Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. 2002). She won the 2021 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Studies Section of the International Studies Association for her research on diasporas; and the 2016 Fred Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement in International and Comparative Public Administration for “significant and widely recognized contributions to the conceptual, theoretical or operational development of international and comparative or development administration.” She is also an elected Fellow of the National Academy for Public Administration. Her areas of expertise include public-private partnership, governance, NGOs, development management, diasporas, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Brinkerhoff has consulted for multilateral development banks, bilateral assistance agencies, NGOs, and foundations. Related to diasporas and development, she has advised and provided training to the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development, to diaspora organizations and government officials in the Netherlands and Sweden, and to NGOs. She wrote a specific Technical Guidance on Engaging Diasporas in Conflict Settings for USAID’s Center for Conflict Mitigation and Management. Her partnership-related work includes advising, training, and research for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) partnership, USAID and USAID-funded project implementers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands (DGIS), and the World Bank. She teaches courses on public service, cross-sector collaboration, strategic managment and qualitative methods, and organizational behavior. Her current research addresses the lack of diversity and inclusion in American foreign policy.