Richard Seifman

Decades of experience in international development with bilateral, multilateral, and nongovernmental organizations as a U.S Senior Foreign Service Officer (Peru, Indonesia, Egypt, USUN, US Embassy to IFAD and FAO), and 25 years with the World Bank as task team leader for major projects in health, nutrition and pandemics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Taught a seminar on HIV/AIDS and Development at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University; am an Advisor to the One Health Initiative (Honorary); frequent contributor to multiple publications including the online magazine “Impakter”, and national newspapers on COVID-19; a major contributor to in the South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, Special Volume on “The Global Health Environment”; am a Topical Editor for the professional journal “Frontiers in Public Health”. I graduated with a BA from the University of Michigan, and a JD and MBA from Columbia University.

Vision Statement
As important as any time in history, the role of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and opertional entities is critical if we are to deal with future pandemics, other shared health issues, peace, and poverty reduction. I consider UNA/NCA as one of the most effective voices to garner eeded support for such a global effort, in the United States, reaching others less fortunate.