Visiting Fellow, United States
George Taylor is currently Director of International Programs at Philanthropy Support Services (PSS) and a Senior Associate at PaxTerra. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado and an Instructor in the Graduate Certificate in Development Practice at Regis University. George is a “global nomad”. He grew up in India; spent twenty years living and working in West Africa (Nigeria, Mali, Niger), South Asia (Nepal) and South America (Bolivia); and has had short-term assignments in 30+ countries. He has worked on multiple sides of the international development equation: inside a large bilateral development assistance agency (USAID); for a private consulting firm (International Resources Group); with an international NGO managing field programs in China/Tibet, India, Afghanistan and Peru (Future Generations); with a private foundation active in international philanthropy (Winterline Foundation); and, most recently, with Philanthropy Support Services (PSS) and PaxTerra working on program and institutional evaluations and project design for clients including the Rights & Resources Initiative, the World Resources Institute, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the U.S. Forest Service and USAID.
George is a graduate of Woodstock School in Uttarakhand, India and of Wesleyan University where he majored in African history. He has an MS in forest resource management and policy/ international forestry from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. While at SOGES George will be exploring water resources management (WRM) issues in High Mountain Asia (aka the Third Pole) with a primary focus on South Asia. As part of this work he will be identifying the groups and individuals based along Colorado’s Front Range who are working on WRM in South and Central Asia and exploring the contributions of CSU faculty, students and alumni to this work.