3rd Class, 2005-2007
Field and Policy Placement: World Food Program, Kampong Speu/Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Brian Bogart was the assistant head of the WFP’s Kampong Speu sub-office, in an area that experienced acute food shortages due to drought over the two harvest seasons prior to his Fellowship placement. Brian was primarily responsible for managing and monitoring activities in the disaster management portfolio, which includes food for work and emergency relief distributions of food aid. His office was responsible for distributing over 1,200 metric tons of rice to 24,000 needy households. Most of Brian’s efforts were concentrated on ensuring that the food reached the intended beneficiaries so that WFP was able to maintain the support of its donors and local partners.
Brian worked for several years in Washington, D.C. at the USAID Office of Food for Peace, where he was involved in research and policy analysis on US international food assistance. Brian received a BA in Political Science from SUNY New Platz, where he spent a semester studying abroad in Ghana. He went on to receive an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent. He is proficient in French and Spanish.