Barry Shelley

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

B.A. Duke University

Barry Shelley is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center. He has three decades of experience as a practitioner, teacher, and researcher focusing on the political economy of international development and the environment, particularly in rural areas of the Global South. Recently, he served as Global Advisor for Agriculture and Climate Change for Oxfam America, where he contributed to organization-wide strategy and research and traveled often to support national teams in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Previously, he taught in the MA program in sustainable development at Brandeis University and undergraduate courses at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts; conducted research in Mongolia and Latin America; and worked in El Salvador with both US-based and national non-governmental organizations. His shift to international work followed jobs as an organizer and program leader in US domestic social-change programs.

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