Suzanne Nossel currently serves as the CEO of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression organization. Since joining PEN America in 2013, Ms. Nossel has overseen a doubling of the organization’s staff and budget, the establishment of a Washington office, and groundbreaking work on free expression in Hong Kong and China, Myanmar, Eurasia and the U.S. Her prior career has spanned government service and leadership roles in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. During the first term of the Obama Administration, Ms. Nossel served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, where she led US engagement in the United Nations and multilateral institutions, on human rights and humanitarian issues. During the Clinton Administration, Ms. Nossel was Deputy to the US Ambassador for UN Management and Reform at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where she was the lead negotiator in settling US arrears to the world body. Follow Ms. Nossel on X at @SuzanneNossel.
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