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Anne-Claire Hervy

Anne-Claire Hervy
Anne-Claire Hervy
Associate Vice-President for International Development and Programs


  • May 29, 2015
  • Anne-Claire Hervy chaired a session on “Role of Higher Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” on May 29 at the upcoming NAFSA Conference in Boston, MA. In the session, Anne-Claire presented recommendations from the APLU Knowledge Center Report on African Higher Education and facilitated discussion with panelists from  UNESCO and Arizona State University on how they are creating mutually beneficial relationships with universities in developing countries to uniquely contribute to development.

Anne-Claire Hervy joined APLU in 2009 and currently serves as Associate Vice-President for International Development and Programs at APLU and Director of APLU’s Knowledge Center for Advancing Development through Higher Education.

Prior to joining APLU, Hervy was the recipient of the congressionally-funded Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship from 2007-2009, and carried out her fellowship at the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, an advocacy group based in Washington, DC. During her Fellowship, she worked closely with APLU and was instrumental in the establishment of the Africa-US Higher Education Initiative led by APLU in partnership with a number of other organizations.

Hervy’s scholarly and policy-focused publications include work on the contributions of higher education investments to development and implications for African higher education, institutional performance improvement and individual training, the effectiveness of partnerships in higher education capacity strengthening, and the digital divide and its development implications. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Young Professional Award from the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development, and in 2013 she received the Congressional Hunger Center’s Mickey Leland Alumni Leadership Award. She holds an MSc in international history from the London School of Economics, and an M.A. in international relations from American University’s School of International Service.