Kurt Dassel is a Managing Director in the Strategy and Analytics unit of Deloitte Consulting.  Dr. Dassel focuses on a number of issue areas including international development, market-based solutions to poverty, and organizational and program strategy. He has led these types of projects for governments, foundations/mission-driven organizations, and companies, and has done so in numerous regions across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as in North America. Kurt received a Ph.D. in Political Science and Government at Columbia University and a B.A. in International Relations from UC Berkeley.