Peter Bell


Mr. Bell has been the President of CARE since October 1995. Before becoming the President of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation in New York in 1986, Mr. Bell was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has also served as President of the Inter-American Foundation, a public agency that supports grassroots development in Latin America and the Caribbean;and as the Special Assistant to the Secretary and then Deputy Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Mr. Bell also worked for 12 years at the Ford Foundation, including ten years in its Latin American program. He is co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and a trustee of the World Peace Foundation. Previously, he chaired the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton; chaired the Board of CARE; served on the Board of Human Rights Watch; and chaired the Board of the Refugee Policy Group. Mr. Bell obtained a B.A. in History at Yale College in 1962 and a Master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton in 1964.