Lisa Rogoff

Lisa Rogoff (Survivor Corps in Rwanda): Lisa has spent much of her professional career promoting human rights. She earned a BA from Colgate University. She then worked for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience where she produced Voices on Genocide Prevention, a weekly podcast. Lisa then worked at the ENOUGH Project, directing campaigns to raise awareness about the crises in Sudan, Congo and Uganda. Lisa returned to academia to pursue a joint-degree at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business. While at Georgetown she worked at the Clinton Global Initiative, designing the Human Rights and Peace Track for the CGI’s second annual conference for university students. During her first year at graduate school, Lisa also worked with the Grassroots and Issues Management Team at APCO Worldwide, a global communications consulting firm. After her fellowship, Lisa wrote: "My experience in Rwanda has taught me the importance of flexibility. I’ve also seen the importance of empowering women...I don’t know that I’ve changed the way I look at myself, though I have come to understand just how fortunate I am to have been born in my circumstances. I have met so many wonderful and talented men and women in Rwanda who have been unable to realize their fullest potential because of their economic, social, or political situations.”

A Pledge for AERG

08 Jun

As my visit with Jean-Paul brought me back to my time at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, I thought it would be an appropriate time to add my pledge to the Museum’s new Pledge Wall.  Through a new exhibit, “From Memory to Action,” the Museum aims to take its visitors – both physical and virtual – from an understanding of the Holocaust to action to end and prevent contemporary genocide.  Through the pledge wall, you can make a promise to help meet the challenge of genocide today.  I pledged to help AERG accompish its goals and build a strong constituency in Rwanda and in the US.  What will you pledge?

Posted By Lisa Rogoff

Posted Jun 8th, 2009

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