Jane Wales is the President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California; host of the nationally-syndicated National Public Radio interview show It's Your World; and Co-Founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum. Jane also serves as Vice President, Philanthropy and Society, and Director of the Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation at the Aspen Institute. From 2007 to 2008, Jane served as Acting CEO of The Elders, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and in 2008, she was Chair of the Poverty Alleviation Track for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Previously, Jane served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council. She simultaneously served as Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where her office was responsible both for advancing sustainable economic development, through science and technology cooperation, and for developing policy for securing advanced weapons materials in the former Soviet Union. In the Carter Administration, Jane served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and as Coordinator, Public Liaison, at the White House.
In the philanthropic sector, Jane chaired the international security programs at the Carnegie Corporation and the W. Alton Jones Foundation, and she directed the Project on World Security at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is the former National Executive Director of the Physicians for Social Responsibility, which shared in the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize during her tenure.
April 19, 2012 World Stage News "Elumelu advises western development partners on Africapitalism ..."
April 18, 2012 The Huffington Post "New Roles, New Responsibilities in the Social Contract"
Feb 3, 2011 The Huffington Post "Can Google Change the World? Or, Has it Already?"
Dec 11, 2010 The Huffington Post "Valuing the Nonprofit Sector"
Oct 25, 2010 The Huffington Post "Race to the Finish: Dropping in on College Dropouts"
Sept 28, 2010 The Huffington Post "If you Want an Answer, as Everyone: The Rise of Crowd-Source Grantmaking"
Sept 13, 2010 The Huffington Post "Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthrophy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthrophy Group Draw Similar Conclusions"
Aug, 2009 Reviewed by Jane Wales, Stanford Social Innovation Review Book Review: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, by Dambisa Moy"
Aug 1, 2009 The NonProfit Times “The 2009 NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50,”
June 25, 2009 Sarah Murray, Financial Times “A problem shared,”