The new year brings with it exciting changes at IFPRI, including a new director for the Institute’s Communications Division. Gwendolyn Stansbury begins her role as the division’s director on January 3, 2012. She has been at IFPRI since 2006, serving most recently as head of the Publications Unit. Gwendolyn received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of New England in Australia, and, prior to joining IFPRI, held positions as a writer, editor, and university lecturer. Gwendolyn looks forward to working with IFPRI staff and external colleagues to expand the reach of the Institute’s research and international public goods and to build on the strong legacy of the Communication Division’s previous director, Klaus von Grebmer, who retired from the position at the end of 2011. In his 12 years at IFPRI, Klaus transformed and re-engineered the Institute’s communications strategies and practices, greatly increasing the reach and impact of IFPRI’s research endeavors. He will continue to work with IFPRI as a senior research fellow and strategic adviser.