David S. Abraham will be a 2010-2011 International Affairs Fellow in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd. in residence at Tokyo University studying natural resource security. Mr. Abraham currently oversees operations of ClearWater Initiative, a nonprofit organization focused on developing clean water solutions in post-conflict regions in Africa. He also consults on risk analysis.
Previously, Mr. Abraham worked for RBS Sempra Commodities and Lehman Brothers assessing credit risk and the impact of geopolitical and economic risks in developing countries. From 2003-2007, he oversaw natural resource, economic assistance and trade programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Abraham's experience also includes work with a United Nations program in Indonesia, a German consultancy and the Peace Corps in Lithuania. He has been published in publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and International Herald Tribune and he maintained a blog on energy issues at the Foreign Policy Association website.
Mr. Abraham holds a BA from Boston College and an MALD from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and he speaks Lithuanian.