The Blum Center for Developing Economies will be hosting Lynn Murphy from the Hewlett Foundation as part of a new student focused series called “Careers and Futures: Conversations with Activists and Innovators.” This series aims to provide all CAL students with increased opportunities to dialogue with professionals in the field of poverty action about career development and future trends. The event is free and wheel chair accessible.
Lynn Murphy has worked for nine years at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as both a Senior Fellow and Program Officer. She works in the Global Development and Population program on initiatives to improve the quality of primary school education in the developing world. Prior to joining The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Lynn served as a consultant and education advisor for several international organizations, including Save the Children, UNESCO, Commonwealth Education Fund, and WestEd. Lynn holds a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education and an M.A. in International Education Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. Her research focuses on the role and contribution of nongovernmental organizations in “Education For All”. She has published on the emergence-and consequences- of transnational advocacy efforts in international development and education. Lynn has lived and worked in the education sector in several Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa countries and has taught at the primary, secondary, and university level. She currently serves on the board of the Global Partnership for Education as the private sector/private foundation representative.