Mohamed Abdel-Kader is Executive Director of the Stevens Initiative. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International and Foreign Language Division at the Department of Educations Office of Postsecondary Education. In that role, Mohamed was responsible for encouraging and promoting the study of foreign languages and the study of the cultures of other countries at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels in the United States. He led his divisions work in administering grants for overseas studies and research programs funded through the Fulbright-Hays Act as well as Title VI grants to support language and area studies programs in the United States.
Before joining the Department of Education, Mohamed served as the Director of Development for the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and managed the universitys advancement strategy in the Middle East, where he focused on major gifts and strategic engagement. Previously, he developed international partnerships and led donor development efforts for the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University. He has advised a variety of clients on organizational strategy, doing business in emerging markets, intercultural communication, and cultural competency in international philanthropy. He speaks fluent Arabic and basic Spanish, is a Truman National Security Fellow and is the author of a childrens book about stereotypes. He holds a Bachelors degree from Clemson University, a Masters degree in Higher Education from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Georgetown Universitys McDonough School of Business.