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Bush Institute Convenes Human Freedom Advisory Council

September 20, 2013 by Amanda Schnetzer

Members of the Bush Institute’s new Human Freedom Advisory Council convened for the first time on September 19 in Dallas.  The Council’s purpose is to advise on matters of strategic direction in the Human Freedom initiative, one of the six programmatic areas of the Bush Institute.  Chairing the Human Freedom Advisory Council is Stephen Hadley, former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. 

 

 

Other founding members of the council are:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Peter Ackerman, Founding Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Scott Carpenter, Deputy Director, Google Ideas
Lorne Craner, President, International Republican Institute
Paula Dobriansky, Former Under Secretary of State, Democracy and Global Affairs
Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
Michael Gerson, Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post
Carlos Gutierrez, Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Melanie Kirkpatrick, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
David Kramer, President, Freedom House
Natan Sharansky, Chairman, The Jewish Agency for Israel
Craig Stapleton, President and CEO, Stapleton Acquisition Company
Charity Wallace, Director, Women’s Initiative, George W. Bush Institute (ex officio)
Marilyn Ware, Former Ambassador to Finland
Kenneth Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute

(Affiliations are for attribution only.)
 


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Amanda Schnetzer
Amanda Schnetzer

Amanda Schnetzer serves as Fellow, Global Initiatives at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas.

Previously, Amanda served as Director Global Initiatives after serving as founding director of the Human Freedom Initiative. In this role, she was responsible for developing innovative research, programmatic, and policy efforts to advance societies rooted in political and economic freedom and to empower women to lead in their communities and countries.

Amanda has twenty years of experience in the international arena and a background in public policy research and analysis, public affairs, and management of diverse, high-level stakeholders. As senior fellow and director of studies at Freedom House in New York, Amanda guided research for the organization’s definitive studies of freedom. She began her career at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, supporting research on U.S. foreign policy and international politics. Amanda is a published writer and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds degrees from Georgetown University and Southern Methodist University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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