Director of Policy and Campaigns, ActionAid USA
Neil Watkins is Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA, an international anti-poverty agency working in nearly 50 countries. At ActionAid, Watkins leads the policy and campaigns team which engages in policy analysis, advocacy, and campaigning on issues including global hunger, climate change, Haiti reconstruction, and development finance. Prior to joining ActionAid, Watkins was Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of more than 75 faith-based organizations, development agencies, and human rights groups advocating for debt relief and just global economic policies. He has also worked at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 and spent a year abroad in Dakar, Senegal as part of his studies.