Cameron Hudson is director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Prior to that, he served as the Center’s policy director, overseeing initiatives on early warning and the responsibility to protect. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the chief of staff to the President’s Special Envoy for Sudan during the period of South Sudan’s separation from Sudan. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the director for African affairs on the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, where he led the interagency efforts to address the genocide in Darfur, elections-related violence in Kenya, counter-terrorism efforts in Somalia, and the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Great Lakes region. He has also worked for the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the International Organization on Migration in the former Yugoslavia. He has an undergraduate degree in foreign affairs, economics, and French from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree focused on development economics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Andrea Gittleman is the program manager for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. Previously, she was interim director of US policy and senior legislative counsel at Physicians for Human Rights, where she designed advocacy and policy strategies on a broad range of international human rights issues including mass atrocities. Prior to that, she served as an Arthur Helton Global Human Rights Fellow with the Burma Lawyers’ Council in Mae Sot, Thailand, where she coordinated an international advocacy campaign for criminal accountability in Burma. She also worked with the New York University Immigrant Rights Clinic as a law student and has had legal internships with Legal Momentum (the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund), the New York Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Rights Project, and Human Rights Watch’s Women’s Rights Division. Prior to attending law school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania, where she managed gender and development programs. She received a JD from the New York University School of Law and a BA in political science and international studies from the University of Chicago.
Naomi Kikoler is the deputy director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide. For six years she developed and implemented the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect’s work on populations at risk and efforts to advance R2P globally and led the Centre’s advocacy, including targeting the UN Security Council. An adjunct professor at the New School University, she is the author of numerous publications, including the 2013 Nexus Fund series on the emerging powers and mass atrocity prevention and the 2011 report Risk Factors and Legal Norms Associated with Genocide Prevention for the United Nations Office on the Prevention of Genocide and the Jacob Blaustein Institute. Prior to joining the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in 2008, she worked on national security and refugee law and policy for Amnesty International Canada. She has also worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement at the Brookings Institution, and she worked as an election monitor in Kenya with the Carter Center. She holds common law and civil law degrees from McGill University, an MSc in forced migration from Oxford University, where her thesis was on the Rwandan genocide, and a BA from the University of Toronto in international relations and peace and conflict studies. She is a board member of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, a senior fellow at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and was called to the Bar of Upper Canada.
Alessandra Necamp is the Early Warning Project program assistant at the Simon-Skjodt Center for Prevention of Genocide, where she manages the day-to-day operations of the early warning system, blog, and website. Previously she served as senior project manager at Movements.org/Advancing Human Rights and as a Presidential Fellow at Dartmouth College, where she earned a BA in government.
Kristin Scalzo is the research assistant for the Failure to Prevent project at the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she conducts research on various case studies, manages the day-to-day operations, and provides support for conference planning. Previously she served as a research assistant at the National Security Archive on their Genocide Prevention Project. She has a BA in international affairs and women’s and gender studies, with a concentration in peace studies, from Marquette University.
Jackie Scutari is the program coordinator for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she manages a number of education and outreach initiatives. She oversees the Center’s website and digital strategy as well as the Museum’s exhibits on contemporary genocide and genocide prevention. She also manages the internship program and works on programming for professional and public audiences. She has a BA in psychology from Georgetown University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.
Amber Sears is the executive assistant to the director for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she provides administrative support to the director and Center as a whole. Previously she served as the executive assistant to the vice president of administration and operations for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. She has a BA in sociology from Pennsylvania State University with a minor in law and liberal arts.
Daniel Solomon is the research assistant for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where he conducts research for various programs, including the Early Warning Project. Previously, he was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, a global technology and strategy consulting firm, where he conducted research and analysis for US defense and commercial clients. He also worked as a junior analyst in the West Africa and war crimes offices of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Intelligence and as the national student director of STAND, a national network of student advocates for the prevention of violent conflict and mass atrocities. He has a BA in international security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Sara Weisman is the manager for planning and administration for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she plans, implements, and evaluates its strategic priorities and initiatives as well as coordinates fundraising activities and programs for key Museum audiences. Formerly she served as the Center’s outreach coordinator and as its program assistant, providing support to the Genocide Prevention Task Force. Before joining the Museum in 2008, she worked as an executive assistant for the Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the US Department of State. She has a BA in international affairs with concentrations in development and economics and an MBA from George Washington University.
Elizabeth B. (“Barry”) White
Elizabeth B. (“Barry”) White was appointed research director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide in September 2012. Prior to that, she worked for nearly 30 years at the US Department of Justice, serving as chief historian and deputy director of the Office of Special Investigations and, most recently, as deputy chief and chief historian of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section. In both positions, she directed research for civil and criminal cases against the perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, Nazi persecution, and other human rights violations. She also contributed to interagency efforts to deny safe haven to human rights violators in the United States and to develop effective strategies for preventing and responding to genocide and mass atrocity. She has a PhD in history from the University of Virginia and is the author of German Influence in the Argentine Army, 1900–1945 and numerous articles and papers.