Jeremiah Norris is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and the Director of the Center for Science in Public Policy at Hudson Institute. His work is primarily focused upon economic development and global health issues with reference to developing countries.
Mr. Norris has contributed heavily to the discussion on international development, publishing articles on international development assistance across all sectors of emerging economies, conducting seminars at American Enterprise Institute, among other locations, on development assistance, as well as writing comments and articles for popular media outlets, such as the Financial Times, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Global Council on Health Newsletter, the European Enterprise Institute, and a Policy Paper for the European Enterprise Institute in Brussels on the socio-economic factors in the European Union’s Health Reform Plans.
His professional experience also includes serving as a program officer to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Programme of Action in Cancer Therapy (PACT) in Vienna, Austria. He has given guest lectures to the MIT-Harvard Joint Graduate Program in Global Health, as well as with the George Washington University’s graduate program in public health. Mr. Norris spent time at the Woodrow Wilson Center, participating in a telecast with DFID, the British foreign aid agency, on U.S. reforms in its foreign aid program. He was also called for a field visit by the Netherlands foreign aid agency to advise on their foreign aid projects in Honduras, and then to submit a report on how the Netherlands could reform its global approach to foreign aid.
During the administration of President George H. W. Bush, Mr. Norris served as the director of the Human Resources Office, Bureau for Europe, Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development, managing the entire U.S. government response for health, pension, and social activities in the former states of the USSR and Eastern Europe. He worked for four years as a senior advisor with the Harvard Medical School’s international programs in Brazil, Dubai, Malaysia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. In Brazil, he led an extensive review of the municipal government of Sao Paulo’s innovative program to convert its health system from one that was entirely public to a publicly financed, but privately provisioned, delivery system.
Mr. Norris also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, developing agricultural cooperatives in rural areas. He went on to serve as director of the Office of Private and International Affairs for the Peace Corps in Washington, D. C. He conducted research and provided drafts in support of the Hudson Institute’s work with USAID, resulting in the January 2002 publication of Foreign Aid in the National Interest: Promoting Freedom, Security, and Opportunity (Chapter 3, “Improving People’s Health” and Chapter 6, “The Full Measure of Foreign Aid”). In the spring of 2003, he co-authored “Patent Falsehoods” in the American Outlook, an assessment of the application of patents and intellectual property rights to procurements for the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS. Lastly, he was an advisor to the Vice Chair of the HELP Commission which was authorized by a joint Committee of the U. S. Congress and whose work was directed by the White House. The Commission’s mandate was to review all forms of foreign aid since passage of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Its work concluded in December 2007.