The outgoing director of UNICEF will become the next president of Brattleboro’s World Learning and School for International Training. Carol Bellamy has led the United Nations Children’s Fund for the past ten years and she’s a former director of the Peace Corps.
She’ll take the helm at World Learning in June, replacing James Cramer.
Bellamy has been in the spotlight because of her efforts on behalf of women in tsunami-torn South Asia. During her U.N. tenure, she’s been criticized by conservatives for focusing on children’s rights and women’s issues, rather than child mortality. Bellamy has said that gender issues are inseparably linked to children’s survival.
World Learning offers educational and development programs in a hundred and eight countries.