Tony Castleman

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Tony Castleman

Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
Associate Director, Institute for International Economic Policy


PhD in Economics – The George Washington University


Nutrition and food security, development economics, program design, human recognition and dehumanization


Professor Castleman is a development economist whose research focuses on nutrition and food security and on the roles that respect, dehumanization, and human recognition play in public health, poverty and conflict. Prior to joining George Washington University, he worked for the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA and FANTA-2) Projects at the Academy for Educational Development, most recently as Deputy Director – Field Support. At FANTA/FANTA-2, Professor Castleman provided technical assistance to USAID, governments, and implementing organizations to strengthen nutrition and food security policies and programs.

He led a team of specialists working in 15 countries and globally in the areas of nutrition and HIV, management of acute malnutrition, and maternal and child health and nutrition. He has worked extensively with programs providing nutrition care to people living with HIV. Prior to FANTA, Professor Castleman was Director of an NGO in India, where he designed and managed a range of health, nutrition, education and poverty alleviation projects. He also worked for the World Bank for one year on applications of participatory methodologies to poverty programs. Professor Castleman has a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University and a B.A. in Public Policy from Stanford University. He is fluent in Hindi.

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