Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food Security Program, CSIS
Kimberly Flowers has more than two decades of experience in international development, public policy, and strategic communications. In 2015, she was named the first director of the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), where she later founded and directed the Humanitarian Agenda program. Her work at CSIS predominately addressed the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance programs and policies that impact global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. From 2005 to 2011, she worked for USAID, serving overseas as a development, outreach, and communications officer in Ethiopia and Jamaica; supporting public affairs in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; and leading strategic communications for Feed the Future. She frequently speaks and moderates on food and nutrition security, including moderating the 2019 World Food Summit in Copenhagen. In March 2020, she became the Executive Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs at Colby College in Maine.