Wade Hoxtell

Wade Hoxtell

Head of Operations

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In addition to serving as head of operations at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Wade Hoxtell focuses on international and German development policy, multi-stakeholder partnerships – particularly the role of the private sector in development and humanitarian assistance – as well as corporate social responsibility and transatlantic relations.

His current projects include supporting the German government with designing and implementing the post-2015 development agenda, researching and providing advice to DG ECHO on corporate engagement in humanitarian response and disaster risk management activities, and promoting greater input from African civil society organizations and think tanks into global debates on development policy. Recently, he lead the European Commission co-financed project Security and Development: A Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogue, where GPPi and its partners developed a process for civil society organizations in the EU and the US to provide input into the EU-US Development Dialogue on policies for addressing fragile states, peace- and state-building. He also supports the United Nations Global Compact and other UN organizations with partnerships between the UN and the private sector. In the past, he coordinated GPPi’s Global Energy Governance work and the Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogues conference series

Among others, his publications include the research papers Business Engagement in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Management and The EU-US Development Dialogue: Past, Present and Future, the policy paper Linking Energy Access to Carbon Emission Reductions and Subsidy Reforms: Challenges and Opportunities for the EU and the US and the paper Connecting Security and Development: Towards a Transatlantic Strategy in Fragile States, co-authored with Alexander Gaus, which won the 2014 Brussels Forum Young Writers Award

Wade holds a master’s degree in European studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow and undergraduate degrees in international relations, German language and culture, European studies and global cultures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2001 to 2002, he studied at the University of Bonn, where he received a state certificate in the German language. Before joining GPPi in 2006, he was a project assistant with the Aspen Institute Berlin. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Senate. 

Languages: English, German

Recent Publications

Article 05 January 2017

Effective and Accountable: UN-Business Partnerships at a Crossroads

by Wade Hoxtell
Vereinte Nationen

Report 06 May 2015

Business Engagement in Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Management

by Wade Hoxtell, Maximilian Norz, Kristina Teicke
INSPIRE Consortium

Policy Paper 15 March 2014

Linking Energy Access to Carbon Emission Reductions and Subsidy Reforms

by Wade Hoxtell, Oliver J. Haas
GPPi

Policy Paper 01 March 2014

Connecting Security and Development: Towards a Transatlantic Strategy in Fragile States

by Alexander Gaus, Wade Hoxtell
German Marshall Fund of the United States

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