Date:  Friday, February 23, 2018

Time:  9:30 – 10:45 am

Student Capacity: 40

Location: 7600 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD

Fletcher Facilitator: Lauren Eades

Citizenship Requirements:   This site visit is open to all students.

For positions in the U.S., specifically in their head office in Bethesda, DAI recruits people with U.S. citizenship, green cards and work permit status.  They recruit all nationalities for their projects outside of the U.S.  The office in London also requires UK and EU citizen and residency status (although that is going through some transition with Brexit).

Additional meeting instructions: Come to 2nd floor reception and we will be meeting in the Donald R. Mickelwait Conference room next to reception.  There are no special security requirements.  The office is 2 blocks north from the Bethesda metro stop on the red line.


  • James Winkler (F’89) | Global Practice Leader for Trade, Competitiveness & Investment| DAI|

    BIO:  Dr. James Winkler is the Global Practice Leader for Trade, Competitiveness & Investment and a senior manager since 1990 at DAI, a global economic development consulting firm based in Washington D.C. and London and operating in over 70 countries. Jim has over 30 years of board leadership and senior management experience working with governments, corporations, trade associations, non-governmental organizations, international schools and universities, and donor agencies in emerging markets.  As Global Practice Leader, he advises a portfolio of 25 government contracts valued at $550 million in trade and investment operating in 38 countries, and is Technical Director for three large regional projects in Africa, including DFID’s FoodTrade in East and Southern Africa, and USAID’s East Africa Trade & Investment Hub based in Nairobi and Southern Africa Trade & Investment Hub based in Pretoria, as well as the DFID Myanmar Da Na Facility in Yangon promoting private sector development.  He specializes in trade and investment, strategic management, economic governance, competitiveness, and enterprise growth strategies with experience in 48 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
    He is currently a board member of the Corporate Council on Africa, which represents over 180 large U.S. and African companies doing business in Africa, and the Brain Wellness Fund which promotes cures for post-traumatic stress and brain injury among service men and women and veterans.  He has chaired and been elected or appointed to four international school boards in Bankgok, Hanoi, Jerusalem and Zagreb.
    Jim has Ph.D. and Masters degrees from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a Bachelors degree from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

  • Colleen Green |F’93 | Principal Global Development Specialist – Financial Services | DAI |  LinkedIn Profile 


Additional Information: https://www.dai.com/

DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.  We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.

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