Dr. Carol J. Lancaster, the former USAID Deputy Administrator and Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, died October 22.
Carol was an extraordinary leader in the development community and gave much during her three decades of exemplary service and leadership to her alma mater, Georgetown University, to the Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State. In addition, Carol supported the larger national and international development communities through her pro bono work with countless non-profits. She was a creative scholar and a trusted practitioner. Over the years, she became a highly respected interlocutor for governments throughout Africa and Asia.
Her deep knowledge of what works and does not work in the development field, her common sense approach to difficult obstacles to development, her can-do philosophy, and her wonderful sense of humor will be sorely missed.
The Wilson Center extends its deepest sympathies to her husband, Curt Farrar, her son, Doug Farrar, and the extended Lancaster-Farrar family.