An innovator in the field of transatlantic and global diversity and inclusion, Lora Berg guides the Inclusive Leadership portfolio within the Office of Leadership Programs. In this capacity, she develops partnerships on the international stage to strengthen diversity and inclusion, and designs leadership programs such as the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network (TILN), which builds the capacity of rising diverse young leaders from both sides of the Atlantic who hold or plan to run for public office.
Berg coaches on strategies and best practices that create economic, political, and social inclusion for transatlantic communities across race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and other markers at a time of significant demographic shifts in the United States and Europe. She also advises on pathways to strengthen social cohesion and civic participation, and the leadership approaches and opportunities in light of intergroup tensions and breakthroughs on both sides of the Atlantic. She originated the ongoing “Mission Critical: Inclusive Leadership for the Security Sector” series, and “Diversity, Inclusion, and U.S. Foreign Policy” that brought together leaders across sectors, borders, and generations in the U.S. Congress and at the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to GMF, Berg served as a senior foreign service officer specialized in public diplomacy, at the U.S. embassies in Tunis, Rabat, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bridgetown, Bratislava, Paris, and Brussels, as well as in the office of the Special Representative to Muslim communities. She holds master’s degrees in international relations and in poetry from Johns Hopkins University. She speaks French and Arabic, as well as some Spanish.