Duke-UNC Rotary Center
Susan joined the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center as Coordinator in May 2005. She has more than 20 years experience in the field of international humanitarian assistance, principally working for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. She has worked on large-scale refugee operations in Sudan, Ethiopia, Malawi, Turkey, Hong Kong and Thailand. In 1991, Susan was the first UN Liaison Officer with allied forces in Incirlik, Turkey, working with military personnel on the protection and assistance of Kurdish refugees. She also coordinated two UNHCR training programs, one focusing on gender analysis of refugee populations, and the other on management of emergencies. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and has done graduate studies at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva.