until 2007, Beryl also directed the Center for Organizational Learning and Development at the Education Development Center. Center clients include NGOs, governments, and multilateral institutions seeking to craft new strategies, develop greater capacity, or achieve organizational transformation. Beryl is a former vice chair and a founder of InterAction, the coalition of 175 U.S.-based international NGOs focused on the world’s poor and most vulnerable people. She has written extensively on capacity building and development. Her books include Togetherness: Intersectoral Partnering in Latin America; Critical Transitions: Human Capacity Development Across the Lifespan; and Nutrition, Health, and Education for All. Since 1999, Dr. Beryl has been research director for the State of the World’s Mothers Report, an annual policy-oriented publication supported by Save the Children. Dr. Beryl has been appointed to serve on a number of prestigious expert groups. Current or recent panel memberships include: Ending Child Hunger (sponsored by the World Food Programme); Standards for Educational Administrators (sponsored by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration and the Council of Chief State School Officers); and the World Bank’s Development Gateway Advisory Group Beryl received her M.A. and Ph.D. in educational planning and administration from the University of Alabama. Her undergraduate degree in the social sciences was awarded by Cornell University.
Dan Viederman is executive director of VERITÉ. Since first going to China as an educator in 1985, Mr. Viederman has passionately pursued partnerships between international NGOs and domestic institutions in China and Southeast Asia. He has lived in Asia for ten of the past twenty years, guiding international nongovernmental organizations into effective support for social change and sustainable institution building. Since becoming executive director of Verité in 2004, hen has led the expansion of global capacity and the establishment of formal partnerships with NGOs and Regional Offices around the world. This structure recognizes that sustainable change requires strong local institutions, and leverages Verité's global strength and corporate relationships to support our in-country partners. Under Mr. Viederman’s leadership Verité has become a recognized source for thoughtful commentary on the impacts of globalization on workers around the world. . Mr. Viederman was previously CEO of the China Program for WWF-World Wildlife Fund, where he established the Beijing office for the first international environmental NGO in China. In that role he worked extensively with government and private sector institutions to support conservation outcomes, linking on-the-ground understanding with national policy goals, and providing key strategic leadership to the first Chinese environmental and corporate responsibility NGOs. A graduate of Yale University, he has a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a certificate in Chinese language from Nanjing Teacher's University. He was a San Francisco Coro Foundation Fellow, and serves on the Boards of Clean Air-Cool Planet, Dwight Hall at Yale and as Chair of the Educational Opportunities Fund.