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Joseph Cahalan, PhD
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Joseph M. Cahalan, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Concern Worldwide U.S., the affiliate of Concern Worldwide, a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Dr. Cahalan came to Concern after more than 40 years at the Xerox Corporation, where he held a series of positions in public affairs and communications. Most recently, Dr. Cahalan served as president of the Xerox Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Xerox Corporation that invested $13.5 million in the non-profit sector in 2011, and vice president of communications and social responsibility at Xerox Corporation.

Before joining Xerox, Dr. Cahalan held a variety of internal, community and public relations positions for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Dr. Cahalan has served on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the board of advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee for the United Nations. He received a BA in journalism from Fordham University, an MA in public relations from New York University and a doctorate in mass communications and politics from New York University.

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The Clock Is Ticking: One Month to Avert a Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 6:20 PM

This was to be the first generation to grow up without war.

It was just two-and-a-half years ago that 99 percent of South Sudanese voted for independence, ending decades of conflict and ushering in a new chapter as an autonomous nation. In the past two months, the unity and optimism...

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Haiti's Unsung Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 3:58 PM

In some quarters, Haiti has become a convenient lightning rod for all that's wrong with humanitarian aid and development assistance. You've no doubt heard it all: the problems are too complex and intractable; another example of the developed world forcing solutions on the developing world; fraud, corruption, and...

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Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 6:11 PM

Even as acrimony and discord roil the U.S. government and media, we can report good news that should make all Americans proud and renew their energy and hope.

Quietly, steadily, we are building critical mass in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, especially as it affects the youngest and most...

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