Benjamin Naimark-Rowse


Benjamin Naimark-Rowse holds a M.P.A. from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. with honors in international studies from the University of Chicago. Previously he served as a Program Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative managing human rights-based criminal justice reform projects in new democracies including Georgia, Latvia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and South Africa. Later he co-directed Darfurian Voices, the first public opinion survey of Darfurian refugees on issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation. Darfurian Voices entailed undertaking 1,872 interviews with refugees in all twelve camps in eastern Chad, in-depth interviews with 280 tribal, civil society, and rebel leaders, and over 100 video testimonials. He has conducted qualitative political analysis of the Egyptian Revolution including two field research missions during the summer of 2011. He served as an electoral observer with The Carter Center and is the founding director of the Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Fellowship. He has advised NGOs on United Nations reform, transitional justice issues, and democratic transitions. 

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