Michael Klosson is vice president of policy and humanitarian response at Save the Children. He joined Save the Children after a career as a Foreign Service officer. Mr. Klosson oversees the organization's public policy and advocacy work with the U.S. government and foreign governments as well as its global emergency response work. His policy portfolio spans health, education, food security, aid effectiveness, and post-2015 development goals. He has represented Save the Children at various international conferences including G20 and G8 summits. Mr. Klosson helped steer the humanitarian responses in Haiti, Pakistan, and Syria, and is spearheading efforts to enhance the agency’s emergency response capacity. Previously, he served in the Foreign Service as ambassador to Cyprus, consul general in Hong Kong and Macau, and deputy chief of mission at several U.S. embassies. His Washington assignments include serving as deputy assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs and special assistant to the secretary of state. Mr. Klosson has taught at Hamilton College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
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