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Mitchell Lans Carlson

Mitchell Lans Carlson, American international technical advisor.


  • Carlson, Mitchell Lans was born on November 24, 1951 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of DeVon M. and Mary (Ackley) Carlson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and International Affairs, Lewis and Clark College, 1974. Master of Arts in Environmental Planning, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978. Postgraduate, University California, Berkeley, 1980.


    • Research assistant School Architecture and Urban Planning University of California at Los Angeles, 1977-1978. Project planner California Energy Resource Conservation and Development Commission, Riverside, California, 1977-1978, Vastu-Shilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad, India, 1978-1979. With United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, WFP, United Nations Development Programme UNOps., 1974-1992.

      Chief technical adviser United Nations (United Nations Development Programme), Bahambang, Cambodia, 1992-1995, Kigali, Rwanda, 1996-1997, Sarajevo, 1998—2001, Sri Lanka, since 2001.



    Bicycling, photography, swimming, tennis.


    • father: DeVon M. Carlson
    • mother: Mary (Ackley) Carlson
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    Born November 24, 1951
    (age 65)