Mike Abramowitz was appointed director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide in 2009. Prior to that, he had worked as a reporter and editor for the Washington Post since 1985, covering local and national politics, foreign policy, health care, and business. Between 2006 and 2009, he served as the Post’s White House correspondent, reporting on the Bush administration’s conduct of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and on the crisis in Darfur, and he served as national editor from 2000 to 2006. A graduate of Harvard University, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonresident fellow of the German Marshall Fund, and a former media fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Eric Eggleston is the policy program assistant for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where he provides research and support for policy initiatives and programs. Previously he served as the program coordinator for the International Communication Program at American University’s School of International Service and as a member of the design team for the mass atrocity simulation “Shrouded Horizons.” He has a BA in sociology and religious studies from Nazareth College of Rochester and an MA in peace and conflict studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Jean Freedberg is policy and programs director of the Center for the Prevention of Genocide. She joined the Museum as director of communications in 2006, with a long background in the fields of human rights and international political development. Prior to the Museum, she worked at the National Democratic Institute for eight years, serving as public affairs director and as country director in Guyana, where she assisted citizens in rewriting their country’s constitution. She has also served as communications director for Amnesty International USA and the Sierra Club, and she ran her own strategic communications consultancy in San Francisco. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, she has a PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Cameron Hudson is director of policy for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, which he joined in 2011. Prior to that, he served as the chief of staff to Ambassador Princeton Lyman, the President’s Special Envoy for Sudan, acting as the principal policy advisor to the envoy and to his predecessor, Major General Scott Gration, and as the US Department of State’s focal point for the policy process on Sudan. In this capacity, he traveled monthly to Sudan, Qatar, and neighboring states as part of the US delegation to North-South and Darfur peace talks. 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 policy-making process in drafting new sanctions on Sudan in response to the genocide in Darfur, responding to elections-related violence in Nigeria and Kenya, and developing policy responses to internal conflicts in Eastern Congo, Lord’s Resistance Army–affected areas, Somalia, and elsewhere. Previously he served as an economist and intelligence analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he focused on Africa, and as a democracy and governance officer on contracts with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the International Organization for Migration in the former Yugoslavia. He has undergraduate degrees in foreign affairs, economics, and French from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree focused on development eEconomics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Jake Landis is the digital education assistant for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, working to grow the Museum’s digital presence around contemporary genocide issues and policy. A graduate of Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program, he previously worked as an assistant director at the University of Pennsylvania, supporting online courses, and as associate director of corporate communications for PBS.
Amanda Rooney is the executive assistant for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she provides logistical support for staff and programs. She has been with the Museum since 2010, formerly interning with the National Planning and Administration and Education divisions. She has MAs in Russian and Eastern European studies and in history from Florida State University and a BA in history from Thiel College. She speaks and reads Russian and German.
Jackie Scutari is the program coordinator for the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, where she has worked since 2006. In addition to conducting research and writing, she manages the internship program as well as programming for foreign policy professionals and the general public. She has an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and a BA in psychology from Georgetown University.
Sara Weisman is the manager for planning and administration for the 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 the Center for the Prevention of Genocide’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 from George Washington University, where she is currently pursuing an MBA.
Elizabeth B. (“Barry”) White was appointed research director of the 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.