The Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America is a green think tank, an international policy network, and is active in ecology, democracy and human rights worldwide with 30 offices across the globe. The Heinrich Boell Foundation is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism. Its main tenets are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination and justice. The Heinrich Boell Foundation places particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and men. It is also committed to equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities and to the societal and political participation of immigrants. Finally, it promotes non-violence and proactive peace policies. It promotes exchanges in their program areas through informational programs, study tours and visitor programs; special events, meetings, workshops and conferences; public seminars and training programs; and monitoring of the work of international organizations.


Nancy Alexander

Nancy Alexander is Director of the Economic Governance Program at the Heinrich Boell Foundation of North America. Since the mid-1980s, she has been engaged in research, education and advocacy relating the global institutions, especially the IMF and World Bank.  Her work highlights the ways in which the institutions have affected social justice, environmental protection, economic performance, and democratic practices in borrowing countries.  Recently, she has consulted to the US House Financial Services Committee, the International Labor Organization, and the Bank Information Center. From 1997-2007, Nancy founded and directed the Globalization Challenge Initiative and previously worked as Director of Government Relations for Bread for the World. Her degrees are from Duke and Harvard Universities.