Vice President, Grant Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Edmund Cain is vice president for grant programs at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, overseeing all domestic and international grant programming. Earlier, Cain served five years as director of the Carter Center's Global Development Initiative, which facilitated development in Albania, Guyana, Mali and Mozambique. Cain advised former President Carter on global development and participated in election-monitoring missions. During his 30-year tenure with the United Nations, Cain worked in Malaysia, Myanmar and Afghanistan, and served as U.N. resident coordinator in Turkey and Egypt. He was the first director of the U.N. Development Programme's (UNDP) Emergency Response Division. In that capacity he oversaw the formulation of UNDP's disaster response policy and led missions to Somalia, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. A fellow at the Harvard Center for International Affairs, Cain holds a master's degree in public affairs from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's degree in political science and international affairs from the University of Delaware.