FORA.tv Speaker - Sapna Chhatpar Considine

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Biography

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.

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