The Africa Program and the Environmental Change and Security Program are pleased to invite you to an informal discussion with Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow. She will be discussing her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.

Ms. Corson will present general findings to date from her ongoing research and solicit feedback from participants. She is pursuing a doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow at the Wilson Center. Prior to pursing a doctorate, Ms. Corson worked for several years in Washington, D.C., most recently with USAID's Africa Bureau.