Marc Lindenberg (1945–2002) was a dean and professor of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. He divided his career between active public service in international development organizations and teaching and research at Harvard University, the University of Washington, and as dean of the Harvard-affiliated Central American overseas business school, INCAE. As CARE USA’s senior vice president for programs from 1992–1997, Lindenberg led programs in more than 36 countries, providing over $400 million in resources for humanitarian relief and development.
He was on the boards of Oxfam America, TVW, Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, Washington Red Cross, and Npower as well as on the fellows nomination committee for the Ashoka Foundation. He facilitated strategic planning exercises for the Gates Foundation, U.N. Foundation, World Bank, and many other organizations. He also worked as an advisor to past presidents of Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and Ecuador.
Lindenberg’s most recent book, Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs, was published in 2001 and was nominated for the Ludwick Fleck and Rachel Carson Prizes, ARNOVA Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research, and Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize.