Human Rights Advisor, Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Nicole Widdersheim is a Senior Human Rights Advisor and USAID's focal point for Atrocity Prevention, in the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance. She recently served as NSC Director for the Sudans and Central Africa. She has over 20 years of experience managing political transition, atrocity prevention, human rights and complex political crisis response programs for USAID, Oxfam and International Rescue Committee in Haiti, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Darfur, South Sudan, with technical assignments in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bosnia and other locations. She has a Masters in the Political Theory of Human Rights from the University of Essex and Bachelors in International Relations and African Studies from Kent State and St. Lawrence's University of Nairobi program.