Johanna Nesseth Tuttle

Johanna Nesseth Tuttle
  • Johanna Nesseth Tuttle is senior vice president for strategic planning at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has worked at CSIS for the past 13 years in various capacities of increasing responsibility and breadth. She leads the Center's relationships with external supporters and serves as a member of the senior management team, involved in all programmatic and financial management activities. In addition to her senior leadership role, Ms. Nesseth Tuttle also directs CSIS’s substantive work in the international development policy space and in 2011 launched the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development. That project, one of the largest in CSIS’s 50-year history, focuses on the significant and growing impact of the private sector on U.S. development efforts. The project’s recent report, Our Shared Opportunity: A Vision for Global Prosperity, was the end product of a yearlong series of consultative bipartisan working group meetings that included former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, former representative Vin Weber, former HP chairman Carly Fiorina, Hyatt Corporation CEO Thomas Pritzker, and former USAID director Henrietta Fore.
    An expert on food security issues, in 2008 Nesseth Tuttle founded CSIS’s Global Food Security Project. She has authored several reports and other publications on agricultural development and food security, focusing particularly on agricultural science cooperation with developing countries. Her upcoming report, to be released in fall 2013, will focus on the role of genetics in improving food security. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board for AGree, an effort to transform U.S. food and agriculture policy and is an affiliated expert with the Lugar Center. Ms. Nesseth Tuttle holds an M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University, a B.A. in English literature from the University of Minnesota, and a degree in Portuguese studies from the University of Lisbon.


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