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Education, Honors & Awards
Columbia University School of Law, J.D., International Law, 1996 – 1999; Harvard University, B.A., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 1990 – 1994
Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School; Columbia Law School Public Service Fellowship; Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Lisa Gans worked abroad for eight years in countries including Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Swaziland and Pakistan. Lisa has worked with the National Democratic Institute and the International Bar Association on the constitutional processes in Iraq and Swaziland. She worked with Medica Mondiale on mediation trainings for lawyers representing women in Afghanistan’s prisons, with a woman-owned consulting company on the national elections for the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and with the Young Presidents' Organization to explore supporting a local chapter. Lisa worked with the International Medical Corps on health and nutrition programming in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, focusing on rape prevention in Eastern Congo. She represented refugees in Egypt in their UNHCR hearings and worked in Afghanistan helping refugees and training the government on how to bring refugees back without repercussions. She helped countries build their health infrastructure and speaks about family law, Islamic law, and facilitating innovation labs. Lisa is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. Lisa is fluent in English, Hebrew and some Arabic. Her work experience includes Executive Vice President at City First Enterprises, Fellow at Fuse Corps, Director of Strategic Planning at DC Promise Neighborhood, Senior Program Development Officer at International Medical Corps, Senior Legal Advisor for Insight Consulting in Kabul Afganistan, Legal Advisor for the International Bar Association, Senior Project Manager at IRC, Lawyer for the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton.
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