Keith Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Stanley Foundation
Sapna Chhatpar Considine, Program Director, The International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect
Sapna Chhatpar Considine
Sapna Chhatpar Considine is the Program Director of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP). Ms. Considine began working on the Responsibility to Protect in 2006 under the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy's Responsibility to Protect-Engaging Civil Society (R2PCS) project and subsequently oversaw the successful transition of the R2PCS project into the ICRtoP in 2009. Over the past 7 years, Ms. Considine has cultivated strong and sustainable linkages with civil society organizations throughout the world and has co-developed over a dozen national and regional civil society programs to implement the Responsibility to Protect. She has spoken at numerous international conferences and seminars and published several articles and papers on the subjects of the Responsibility to Protect, genocide and mass atrocities prevention, protection of civilians, and the role of civil society. Prior to R2PCS/ICRtoP, Ms. Considine worked for a United States Congressman as the international affairs staffer where she worked to mobilize Congressional leaders against the war in Iraq and draw attention to a variety of human rights crises. She also worked at a DC-based civil rights law firm which specialized in class action employment discrimination law. A human rights advocate for the past 15 years, Ms. Considine holds a Master of International Affairs, focusing on Human Rights, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the American University in Washington, DC.
Keith Porter became president and chief executive officer of the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa, in February 2013. Prior to his current position, Porter was assigned as the director of Policy and Outreach for the foundation. He began his career as a broadcaster in 1982 in Effingham, Illinois, and later worked as a reporter and announcer in Normal and Bloomington, Illinois. Porter was a finalist for the 1995, 1996, and 1997 Livingston Award for Young Journalists. During Porter's tenure at the foundation, his work has been honored with several recognitions of excellence in broadcast journalism including the National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, National Headliner Awards, New York Festivals, and the United Nations Correspondents Association. Porter was coproducer and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program on world affairs "Common Ground" from 1988 to 2004. He also served as coproducer and reporter for the award-winning radio documentaries "The Russia Project"; "Children of War: Fighting, Dying, Surviving"; "UNder Fire: The United Nations' Battle for Relevance"; "Security Check: Confronting Today's Global Threats"; "24/7: The Rise and Influence of Arab Media"; "Beyond Fear: America's Role in an Uncertain World"; "Brazil Rising"; and "India Rising."