Michael Klosson joined Save the Children in January 2007 after a career in international affairs and serves as Vice President for Policy and Humanitarian Response. He oversees the agency’s public policy and advocacy work with the U.S. and foreign governments as well as its global emergency response work. His policy portfolio spans health, education, and food security as well as cross-cutting issues such as aid effectiveness and post-2015 development goals. He has represented Save the Children at various international conferences including G20 and G8 summits. On the emergency front, he helped steer Save the Children’s responses in Haiti, Pakistan, the Horn of Africa and Syria, and is spearheading efforts to enhance further the agency’s emergency response capacity.
Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Klosson served as a career Foreign Service officer with numerous overseas posts in Asia and Europe, including U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus, U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, and Deputy Chief of Mission at several U.S. Embassies. His Washington assignments included 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. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College and holds M.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Princeton University.