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Board of Directors


Hassan Elmasry, Co-Chair [Bio]
Partner and Lead Portfolio Manager
Independent Franchise Partners, LLP

Joel Motley, Co-Chair [Bio]
Managing Director
Public Capital Advisors LLC


Wendy Keys, Vice Chair
Former Executive Producer of Programming
Film Society of Lincoln Center

Susan Manilow, Vice Chair [Bio]
Human Rights Activist

Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber
Editor and Publisher
CLÉS Magazines

Sid Sheinberg, Vice Chair [Bio]
The Bubble Factory
Former COO of MCA/Universal

John J. Studzinski CBE, Vice Chair [Bio]
Global Head, Blackstone Advisory Partners L.P.
The Blackstone Group

Michael G. Fisch
President and Chief Executive Officer
American Securities, LLC

Bruce Rabb, Secretary [Bio]
Legal Advisor to Non-Profit Organizations

Karen Herskovitz Ackman
Landscape Architect

Jorge Castañeda
New YorkUniversity
Former Foreign Minister of Mexico

Tony Elliott
Time Out Group

Michael E. Gellert
General Partner
Windcrest Partners

Hina Jilani
AGHS Legal Aid Center
Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders

Betsy Karel
Chair, Trellis Fund

Robert Kissane

David Lakhdhir
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kimberly Marteau Emerson
KME Consulting

Oki Matsumoto
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Monex Group, Inc.

Barry M. Meyer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Joan R. Platt
Human Rights Activist

Neil Rimer
Co-Founder and General Partner
Index Ventures

Amy Rao
Founder and Chief Executive Officer 
Integrated Archive Systems

Victoria Riskin
Human Rights Activist
Former President of the Writers Guild of America

Graham Robeson
Chairman, The 66 Humanitarian Foundation
Chairman, Banque Havilland

Shelley F. Rubin
The Rubin Museum of Art

Kevin P. Ryan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gilt Groupe

Ambassador Robin Sanders

Javier Solana
ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Former Secretary General of NATO

Siri Stolt-Nielsen

Darian W. Swig
Human Rights Advocate
Founder & President
Article 3 Advisors

Makoto Takano
Chief Executive Officer
atomixmedia, inc.
Publisher & Editor-In-Chief
Forbes Japan

John R. Taylor
Managing Partner
Wellspring Advisors, LLC

Amy Towers
Nduna Foundation

Peter Visser
Founder & Managing Partner

Marie Warburg
American Council on Germany
US and German Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin

Catherine Zennström
Zennström Philanthropies


Board Members Emeriti

James F. Hoge, Jr., Former Board Chair, 2010-2013 
Former Editor
Foreign Affairs

Jane Olson, Former Board Chair, 2004-2010
Chair, Landmine Survivors Network (1998-2010)
Board Member, Pacific Council on International Policy

Jonathan F. Fanton, Former Board Chair, 1998-2003
Former President
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Franklin D. Roosevelt Visiting Fellow
Hunter College, CUNY

Robert L. Bernstein,Founding Chair, 1978-1998
Former Chairman and President, 1966-1990
Random House 

Lisa Anderson
American University in Cairo

David M. Brown
Penobscot Management, LLC

William D. Carmichael
Human Rights Activist
Retired, Ford Foundation

Vartan Gregorian
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Alice H. Henkin
Director Emerita
Justice and Society Program
The Aspen Institute

Stephen L. Kass
Partner and Co-Director
Environmental Practice Group
Carter, Ledyard & Milburn
Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Bruce J. Klatsky
Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Phillips-Van Heusen

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
Vice President
International PEN
Former International Secretary of International PEN

Joshua Mailman
Joshua Mailman Foundation

Samuel K. Murumba
Professor of Law
BrooklynLaw School

Marina Pinto Kaufman
Human Rights Activist

Peter L.W. Osnos
Founder and Editor at Large

Kathleen Peratis
Senior Partner
Outten and Golden

Sigrid Rausing
Sigrid Rausing Trust

Orville Schell
Center on US-China Relations
Asia Society
Former Dean of Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

Gary Sick
Senior Research Scholar & Adjunct
Professor of Middle East Politics
Columbia University

Malcolm B. Smith
Senior Consultant
General American Investors Company, Inc.