Judith Morrison serves as the regional director for South America and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). In this newly created position which reports directly to the IAF president, she is responsible for providing policy leadership to the countries of the region, establishing strategic grant making priorities, supervising program office staff, and planning for the future of the foundation as it expands into new countries and thematic areas. She previously served as the executive director of the Inter-Agency Consultation, a seven-member consultative donor consortium established at the World Bank with the Inter-American Development Bank, the Ford Foundation, and the Pan-American Health Organization. She also served as a senior associate at the Inter-American Dialogue, a leading policy think tank on Latin America.
Morrison has extensive experience writing and working on development policy throughout Latin America and has presented before expert panels in the United States, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, and Honduras. She has been interviewed by the international and national press and has consulted with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Foreign Service Institute. Morrison has served as a member of the Public Policy and International Affairs Program Board and as a senior fellow at the Phelps Stokes fund.
She earned a MA in economic development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a Carroll Wilson Award for international research and a Woodrow Wilson fellowship.