| Nicole Goldin, PhD

Working with and advising organizations and individuals seeking to understand global dynamics and public affairs, advance economic progress or social change or maximize impact toward a more prosperous, equitable and secure world.

About Nicole

Dr. Nicole Goldin provides bespoke strategy, research and analysis, impact, policy, partnership, and thought leadership advice through her private practice NRG Advisory. She is a well-known expert on global youth, demographics and economic growth. She also is consulting lead economist, strategy and policy advisor to the World Bank, adjunct professor at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, and non-resident senior associate with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) where she launched the Youth Prosperity & Security Initiative and was architect of the inaugural Global Youth Wellbeing Index. She is an in-demand speaker, and her insights have been featured by CNN, The Economist, The Huffington Post, SSIR, The Guardian, Devex, Diplomatic Courier, U.S. News, Voice of America, WTOP and other fora. She holds a PhD in economics, and masters degrees in development and international affairs.

Nicole served in senior positions in the Obama Administration at the State Department and USAID, spearheading youth issues and playing a key role on conflict minerals and forced labor, economic growth, gender, famine and urbanization among other policy and public engagement initiatives worldwide. Her career has included managing education, growth and institutional development, conflict recovery and emerging markets, democracy and governance, as well as financial investment services and private sector social initiatives. She has been engaged by and led collaborations with organizations such as the United Nations, Hilton, Ford Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Building Markets (Peace Dividend Trust), Gerson Lehrman Group, Chemonics, IYF and IFES. She has been in 70+ countries on all seven continents, and is proficient in French. A supporter of social enterprise, Nicole is on the Board of Educate! and is advisor to She's the First. She is a native New Yorker, a volunteer with the Reading Connection, an avid skier, and supporter of Arsenal Football Club. ​Review recent publications and speaking engagements on LinkedIn and CSIS.


email: nicole@nrgadvisoryllc.com

twitter: @nicolegoldin

mail: 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW 10th Floor | Washington, DC 20009

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