Friday, October 01, 2004

Clare Wolfowitz

Notable - Outlook Online - Notable: "Melissa Thomas, Clare Wolfowitz, Xavier Forneris, Peter Gajewski, William Strang and Clifford F. Zinnes
The Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) has added several new people to its staff.

Melissa Thomas has joined IRIS as a member of the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team. A political economist and lawyer, she specializes in corruption, governance, legal/judicial reform and Rule of Law issues. Her dissertation, “Building the Rule of Law: Government Design for Legal Implementation,” explored determinants of legal implementation in the Republic of Mali. She has consulted for the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government of Madagascar. Thomas has analyzed the political economy of corruption in Uganda and Mali, conducted a study of user perceptions of justice in Madagascar, and represented the World Bank in its dialogue with the governments of Chad and Cameroon on governance reform strategies in the context of the HIPC Initiative for debt relief.

Clare Wolfowitz helps manage the Indonesia projects for the Democracy, Governance and Regulation Team. Before coming to IRIS, she taught courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Education and Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics. She is currently writing another book on Indonesian culture and preparing a chapter for a book on the languages of Suriname. Wolfowitz participates in many civic activities during her free time, including serving as vice president of the Board of Trustees of Deep Springs College, as founder and coordinator of the Sarah Thompson Memorial Scholarships at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, as a member of the Human Relations Committee at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, as vice president of the Board of Directors of the IN Series of Performing Arts and as a founder of the Indonesian Foundation for Cranio-Facial Surgery."

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