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Bernadette Paolo


Bernadette Paolo, an attorney with 25 years of experience in International affairs, was selected as one of 47 global leaders to be a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow in 2016. Prior to going to Harvard she served as President and CEO of The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa where she developed educational programs and films led by African leaders reaching millions of people worldwide on the Travel Channel. She led mobilization efforts for the National Summit on Africa resulting in the largest gathering of Africa-interested individuals in the history of the U.S. in. 2000. Ms. Paolo worked for 12 years on Capitol Hill, including 10 on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She concluded her tenure as Staff Director for Africa. From 2007 to 2012, she served on the Presidential Trade Advisory Committee for Africa (TACA) under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.