Judith Morrison is the senior advisor in the Gender and Diversity Unit of the Vice-Presidency for Sectors at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she is responsible for leading analytical and development initiatives to fully incorporate marginalized communities and women in lending strategy and operations. Morrison previously served as regional director for South America and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Foundation. Earlier she served as executive director of the Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America (IAC), a donor collaborative (comprising the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, Ford Foundation, and Department for International Development-U.K.), dedicated to promoting development policies for marginalized communities in Latin America. She held this assignment while simultaneously serving as a senior associate at the Inter-American Dialogue.
A frequent participant at the Conference on World Affairs, Morrison has presented throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, South Africa, and Europe, and has been interviewed on issues of development and equity by numerous international newspapers and broadcast outlets. Morrison has published articles and book chapters on equity and development for the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. Government, and the academic and popular press.
Morrison has consulted with the Foreign Service Institute and served on the Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) board of directors. She was named a senior fellow at the Phelps Stokes Fund and was an Aspen Institute Socrates fellow. Morrison holds a degree in poverty alleviation and income distribution from MIT, where she was a Woodrow Wilson fellow.