Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall: Straus 1960 Family Symposium Keynote

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Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall: Straus 1960 Family Symposium Keynote

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. "Atrocity Prevention Efforts within the U.S. Government: Challenges and Next Steps"

Monday, October 6, 2014
3:30pm-5:00pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights

Leila and Melville Straus 1960 Family Symposium

The inaugural Straus Family Symposium focuses on exploring innovative new methods and technologies for generating early warning of mass atrocities including genocide and other large-­scale crimes against humanity.

Keynote Lecture   |  Monday, Oct 6  |  3:30pm  | Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Atrocity Prevention Efforts within the U.S. Government: Challenges and Next Steps

Dr. Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Human Rights, and Democracy, discusses the Atrocities Prevention Board and the nature and challenges of humanitarian crises and response in the contemporary global context.

Sarah Sewall was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights on February 20, 2014. Prior to this position, Under Secretary Sewall served as a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2012, Dr. Sewall was Minerva Chair at the Naval War College and from 2006 to 2009 she served as the Director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She joined the Kennedy School in 2000 as Director of the National Security and Human Rights Program, founding the Mass Atrocity Response Operations Project and the Project on the Means of Intervention.

Previously, Under Secretary Sewall was Associate Director for the Committee on International Security Studies at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1998 to 1999. In 1997, she was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at Harvard’s Program on Negotiations. Dr. Sewall served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Assistance at the Department of Defense from 1993 to 1996. From 1987 to 1996, she served as the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. Dr. Sewall received an A.B. from Harvard College and a D.Phil. from Oxford University.

Under Secretary Sewall serves concurrently as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.

 

 

 

For more information, contact:
Sharon Tribou-St. Martin

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