Sarah E. Mendelson

Speaker: The Justice Gap and the Legal Profession, October 20 Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson is Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy, Head of Heinz College in DC at Carnegie Mellon University. She served as the US Representative to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations until January 20, 2017. She was the USUN lead on international development, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. There she oversaw campaigns to get country-specific resolutions passed in the General Assembly and led efforts to elevate the issue of combating human trafficking and was senior lead for the President's Summit on Refugees. Prior to that,  Ambassador Mendelson served as a Deputy Assistant Administrator at USAID from 2010-2014 where she was the Agency lead on democracy, human rights, and governance, and has spent over two decades working on development and human rights as a scholar and practitioner. As a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she authored over 70 scholarly and public policy publications.