WASHINGTON, DC—Shannon N. Green, who has distinguished herself in the human rights and violence prevention fields, has become the Senior Director of Programs of the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), CIVIC announced today.

“We are delighted to announce that Shannon Green is joining CIVIC as our new Senior Director of Programs,” said Federico Borello, Executive Director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict. “Shannon is a visionary leader, and brings fifteen years experience in human rights and civilian protection to CIVIC. I know that she will play an integral role in making 2018 a safer year for civilians around the world.”

Prior to joining CIVIC, Green served as the Director and Senior Fellow of the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) where her research focused on addressing threats to democratic institutions and norms, especially the challenge of closing space around civil society; enhancing justice and accountability in conflict and post-conflict environments; and improving security forces’ respect for human rights.

Green, who holds a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a bachelors in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia, previously worked with the National Security Council, USAID, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the Environmental Change and Security Project.

Under Green’s leadership, the Center for Civilians in Conflict will continue working with warring parties to protect civilians in conflicts around the world.


Notes to editors:

Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)’s mission is to improve protection for civilians caught in conflicts around the world. We call on and advise international organizations, governments, militaries, and armed non-state actors to adopt and implement policies to prevent civilian harm. When civilians are harmed we advocate for the provision of amends and post-harm assistance. We bring the voices of civilians themselves to those making decisions affecting their lives.

For more information, contact Kate Raley at +1 713-515-1267 or kate@civiliansinconflict.org