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Julius E. Coles


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Julius E. Coles is the director of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership. Before assuming this position, he was president of Africare from 2002-2009. He has also served as the director of Morehouse College’s Andrew Young Center for International Affairs from 1997-2002 and as the director of the director of Howard University’s Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center from 1994-1997. Most of Mr. Coles’ career of nearly thirty years in the Foreign Service has been spent as a senior official with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he retired with the rank of Career Minister. He received a B.A. from Morehouse College (1964) and a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (1966). He has appeared on CNN International, the Lerner News Hour, VOA TV and radio programs, and Radio Canada.