George Biddle

Board Member

George Biddle is a humanitarian crisis expert with almost three decades of experience in disaster response, peace-building, and conflict mitigation. He is the chairman of World Connect, a global development organization that supports local leaders pursuing sustainable, scalable community improvement projects.

From 2000 to 2015, Biddle was the executive vice president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a leading humanitarian organization that responds to conflict and natural disasters across the globe. Previously, he served as the vice president of the International Crisis Group. Biddle was also president of the Institute for Central American Studies, an organization he founded in 1989 to assist post-cold war Central America in its transition from violent conflict to peace and democracy.

Biddle has testified before Congress and presented at the UN Security Council and the European Parliament. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and currently serves as a member of the IRC’s board of directors. He received his AB from Harvard and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.