George Biddle is a humanitarian and development expert with over three decades of experience in disaster response, peace-building, and conflict mitigation. He is currently the chairman of World Connect, a global nonprofit that invests in local leaders and entrepreneurs in the global South who design and implement their own sustainable, scalable community development projects.
From 2000 to 2015, Biddle was the executive vice president of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). He also served as the IRC’s acting president from May to July 2002. 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, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and currently serves as a board member of the IRC as well as several other nonprofit organizations. He received his AB from Harvard and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.