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As Managing Director working on the Resilience Team and the Global Resilience Partnership, Samuel Carter worked to increase our knowledge and understanding of resilience, and to develop and execute innovative resilience building strategies for communities around the world.  He led the development of a Global Resilience Academy as well as the Foundation’s US-based resilience work.

In 2007, Mr. Carter helped to establish the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, where he served as Associate Director.  At IPK, he established new program areas and worked as a liaison between the IPK and its many partners within the University, in New York City, and around the globe. He served as an Assistant Editor of IPK’s journal Public Culture.  In 2013, Mr. Carter worked to develop and implement Rebuild by Design as Project Manager of its Research Stage.

Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President’s Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he coordinated the SSRC Katrina Task Force and two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press.

Mr. Carter has taught at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and NYU’s Stern School of Business.  He has served as a Researcher for Vice President Joe Biden and political strategist Robert Shrum. He is a Co-Founder and serves on the board of Hollaback, a global movement to end street harassment and ensure equal access to public space using mobile technology, and recently contributed to the edited volumeAdvocating Creatively.

Mr. Carter holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Policy Analysis and Management from New York University.


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