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Freedom House Names Lisa Dickieson as Senior Vice President for Programs
Lisa B. Dickieson, a lawyer with deep experience in international democracy and governance development, will become senior vice president for programs at Freedom House on April 22, 2015, the organization’s president, Mark P. Lagon announced.
“Lisa Dickieson has long, rich experience designing and managing programs promoting rule of law and better governance in dozens of countries, especially in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe,” said Lagon. “She will help us maintain high standards for our work with partners around the world and our focus on protecting fundamental human rights.”
Dickieson was director of the American Bar Association’s Asia Law Initiative before becoming head of the democracy, rights and governance team at Chemonics International, based in Washington, D.C. At Freedom House she will help oversee programs in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
"I have always had tremendous respect for Freedom House,” Dickieson said. “I am very excited to have this opportunity to contribute to its vital work protecting fundamental freedoms and human rights around the globe."
At Chemonics, Dickieson was home office director of projects to combat violence against women and children in Egypt and to improve Egypt’s criminal justice system. At the American Bar Association, she led programs for legal and judicial reform in Asia and in African countries, and served as resident attorney liaison to Macedonia.
Dickieson received a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports democratic change, monitors the status of freedom around the world, and advocates for democracy and human rights.