Joel S. Hellman is the dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining Georgetown in July 2015, Dean Hellman served as the World Bank’s first chief institutional economist. Previously, he directed the World Bank’s Fragile and Conflict Affected States Division. As a development practitioner, Dean Hellman has worked in nearly 50 countries across four continents. He previously taught as a faculty member at Columbia University and Harvard University.