Susan Atwood: Vice President
Susan Atwood has thirty-five years of experience in the fields of international political development, human rights and community participation in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States. Having worked at the Liberal Group at the European Parliament and as Executive Director for Liberal International in the 1980s, she is well versed in the challenges facing third parties in first-past-the-post election systems.
During the early 1990s, having moved to the United States, she directed election and civic engagement programs for the International Foundation for Elections Systems (IFES) and subsequently for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) at the time of the first multi-party elections in East and Central Europe.
She holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government and taught a Leadership for Global Citizenship course for eight years at the University of Minnesota. From 2012-2014 she worked at the Center for Victims of Torture as director of the New Tactics in Human Rights program in the Middle East and North Africa region. She is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom and speaks French and German.