Johanna Nesseth Tuttle is vice president for strategic planning at CSIS, where she leads the Center’s relationships with corporate and foundation supporters. Additionally, she is codirector of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, an initiative focused on leveraging all U.S. assets- the private sector in particular- to promote economic development, improve livelihoods, and reduce poverty worldwide. She also founded and currently directs the CSIS Global Food Security Project, which puts forward policy approaches that can effectively enhance global food security. She authored the project’s most recent report, Strategic Partnerships to Build African Scientific Capacity for Agriculture (December 2011), and Cultivating Global Food Security: A Strategy for U.S. Leadership on Productivity, Agricultural Research, and Trade (CSIS, April 2010). Earlier she codirected the task force that produced A Call for a Strategic U.S. Approach to the Global Food Crisis (CSIS, July 2008). Ms. Nesseth Tuttle regularly participates on panels and speaks to audiences on the subjects of global hunger and food security. She is also an associate with the CSIS Seven Revolutions Initiative, a broad-based effort to forecast key trends, including global resource trends, to the year 2025 and beyond.
Ms. Nesseth Tuttle has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including work on refugee resettlement issues, voter education, and leadership development and training. She 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.