Judith Morrison is the executive director of the Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin America (IAC), based at the Inter-American Dialogue Center. The IAC secretariat consists of seven donor agencies: the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Organization of American States, the Ford Foundation, and the Inter-American Foundation. Morrison previously served as director of the Brazil program at the Inter-American Foundation and as the division chief for the eastern South American, southern cone, and Caribbean regions.
Morrison has extensive experience working on issues and social development in grassroots communities throughout Latin America, and she has unique expertise in development programs for communities of African descent. She speaks and publishes widely in English, Portuguese, and Spanish on development policy, and she has presented before expert panels in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Since 1998, Morrison has negotiated over 10 million dollars in social investment agreements with U.S. and Latin American steel, defense, automobile, consumer goods, and manufacturing industries.
Morrison was a contributing editor of Economic Development in Latin American Communities of African Descent and a contributor to both Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, and Afropedia. She has published articles on the political history of Latin America with Harvard University. Her current research interests include economic development in marginalized communities.
Morrison earned a masterís degree in income distribution and poverty alleviation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a Carroll Wilson Award for international research and a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. She serves on the board of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program.