Mark Ward

Mark Ward


Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Humanitarian emergencies & natural/man-made disasters; public-private partnerships in disaster response

Mark Ward retired from the Foreign Service at the rank of Career Minister after more than thirty years. He served in high risk environments like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya and along the Turkish-Syrian border, overseeing US Government aid programs and coordinating international aid for the United Nations. Most recently, he was the US Government’s chair of a task force to improve humanitarian access for Syria, co-chaired with the Russian Federation, at the UN in Geneva. Mr. Ward also has extensive experience with public-private partnerships to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Ward was in private law practice in Washington, DC.


  • University of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1982