Shannon Green Director, Human Rights Initiative, Center for Strategic & International Studies Panel 2
Shannon N. Green is a Director and Senior Fellow of the Human Rights Initiative at Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). She brings deep experience in human rights, civil society strengthening, and international development, with over 13 years in the U.S. government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. Green’s research areas include addressing threats to democratic institutions and norms and enhancing justice and accountability in conflict and post-conflict environments. Prior to CSIS, Green was the Senior Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Council where she developed and coordinated policies and initiatives to deepen and broaden U.S. engagement with critical populations overseas, including spearheading the President’s Stand with Civil Society Agenda. From 2008 to 2013, Green worked at the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she developed policies, strategies, and programs to advance political reform and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa. Green received her M.A. in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.