Harriet C. Babbitt is an attorney in Washington DC. Ambassador Babbitt serves as chair of The United States Water Partnership (USWP) and Population Action International (PAI) and as co-chair of The Global Water Challenge (GWC). She is vice chair of The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and The World Resources Institute (WRI) and serves on the board of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ambassador Babbitt served as Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from 1997-2001. Babbitt served in the US Department of State as Ambassador to the Organization of American States from 1993-1997. She served as a Senior Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2001) and spent almost 20 years as a practicing attorney in Arizona.