From West Sumatra to Hanoi, John Ambler, Ph.D. '87, vice president of strategy for Oxfam America, has devoted himself to public service in developing countries. "It's perhaps the best job in the world," he said in his April 24, 2013 Kaplan Family Distinguished Lecture.

Ambler's contributions to Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations working in about 90 countries to find solutions to poverty and social injustices, include development of its agricultural program, fundraising, and identifying best practices and strategic investments for its rights-based programming.