William Garvelink

William Garvelink

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  • William Garvelink
  • Former Ambassador-designate of the U.S. to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scroll below and click the Watch Now button for Ambassador Garvelink's presentation from the 2021 January Series. For more information on the January Series, visit calvin.edu/january

William Garvelink is former U.S. Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of the Congo (2007-2010). Before that he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where his responsibilities included oversight of the agency’s worldwide humanitarian assistance and democracy programs. Garvelink spent 1988-99 in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), working around the globe to conduct assessments and direct relief operations. ​A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Garvelink received numerous Meritorious and Superior Service Awards and two Senior Foreign Service Presidential Meritorious Honor Awards. Ambassador Garvelink holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin University and a master’s from the University of Minnesota.

William Garvelink, class of 1971, was awarded the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award by Calvin University in May, 2007.

Listen to the Inner Compass interview (#813) of William Garvelink that also took place while he was at Calvin University.

Presentations at Calvin University

The Future with Pandemics
Part of the: January Series
Friday, January 8, 2021 12:30:00 PM

U.S. Leadership in Responding to the World's Humanitarian Crises
Part of the: January Series
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:30:00 PM
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium


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