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Economist , international civil servant

Sophia Nora Twarog, American economist, international civil servant. Glenna R. Joyce scholar Joyce Foundation, 1983-1987; recipient John W. Gardner Leadership award University Notre Dame, 1987; University Multi-Year fellow Ohio State University, 1988, 92, Research fellow Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, 1990-1991, Dice fellow Ohio State University, 1993.


Twarog, Sophia Nora was born on November 29, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Leon I. and Katherine (Foster) Twarog.


Bachelor in Economics magna cum laude, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987. Master of Arts in Economics, Ohio State University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Ohio State University, 1993.


Intern Center of Concern, Washington. Volunteer in Center America Sisters of the Assumption, Philadelphia, 1987-1988. Volunteer in India Christian Foundation for Children & Aging, Kansas City, Missouri, 1988.

Research consultant National Bureau Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990. Graduate teaching associate Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989-1991. Economic affairs officer United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, 1993-1996, Special Programme for Trade Efficiency, 1993-1996.

Economist Office of Deputy Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 1997-1998. Economist Trade, Environment and Development section Division International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities, since 1999. Contributed to preparation of United Nations International Symposium on Trade Efficiency, Columbus, 1994.


Founder, president Overseas Development Network-U. Notre Dame, 1986-1987. Chairman First Annual Great Hunger Clean-up, South Bend, Indiana, 1987. Chairman, co-chairman Third World Awareness Week, University Notre Dame, 1986-1987.

Member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, hiking, salsa dancing.


Married Alberto Klaas, July 2, 1993. Children: Kevin Leon Twarog Klaas, Christina Joy Katherine Klaas.

Leon I. Twarog

Katherine (Foster) Twarog

Alberto Klaas

Kevin Leon Twarog Klaas Twarog

Christina Joy Katherine Klaas Twarog