BA in Agriculture from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York ; MA in Applied Social Science from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; Certificate in Public Health/Social Work from University of California, Berkeley, CA; Member of the Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C; Founder and President of the Foundation for Moral Courage; Board of Directors, Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Earlier activities included: U.S State Department – A.I.D. Program Officer for Evaluation, La Paz, Bolivia; Executive Director, Pan-American Development Foundation, Washington, DC; Deputy Director, United Planning Organization Washington, DC; Project Officer, the World ORT Union, Geneva, Switzerland.
Laurence de Bure, Vice President W.L.O. since 2001
Program Director of S.I.D.E, Solutions International for Development and Environment. French-Swiss National, U.S. Green Card. Communication and outreach consultant to various W.L.O. and S.I.D.E. Projects.
Prior experience includes, working in film distribution and communication with French and international companies including, Conde Nast Publication, Sony, Gaumont, Pioneer, Space Camp Alabama. Humanitarian assistance through the French Cellule d'Urgence du Quai d'Orsay, (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), in Albania and Kosovo. Independent business development consultant to French companies in Balkan countries. Consultant for environmental activities in Mexico, Senegal and Brazil. Board Member of The Native American Institute - Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth.www.twocircles.org ;Member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Moral Courage. www.moralcourage.org