Carol Lancaster is Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a professor of politics in the School of Foreign Service with a joint appointment in the Department of Government.
Dr. Lancaster has published numerous books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, the politics of development and development in Africa. Her newest book, George Bush’s Foreign Aid: Transformation or Chaos? was published by the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC in 2008. She is currently working on a book entitled Evangelicals and World Poverty.
Dr. Lancaster had an extensive career in government. She was the deputy administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996. She worked at the U.S. State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for African Affairs from 1980-81 and for the Policy Planning Staff from 1977-80. In addition, she worked for the Office of Management and Budget and for several members of Congress including David Obey (D-Wisconsin), Chair of the Appropriations Committee.