Sarah B. Sewall, Harvard Kennedy School

Center for Science and International Affairs Lecturer School of Government Cambridge, Massachusetts sarah_sewall@harvard.edu Office: (617) 496-4843

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Sarah Sewall teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy and humanitarian issues in war. A pioneer in the field of civilian protection, she helped revise U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine, advised ISAF operations in Afghanistan, and led the first comprehensive operational analysis of U.S. efforts to red...

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Sarah Sewall teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy and humanitarian issues in war. A pioneer in the field of civilian protection, she helped revise U.S. counterinsurgency doctrine, advised ISAF operations in Afghanistan, and led the first comprehensive operational analysis of U.S. efforts to reduce civilian casualties. She created the Mass Atrocities Response Operations (MARO) Project to develop a concept of operations for halting genocide (now joint U.S. doctrine) and train military commands. Dr. Sewall directed the Obama Transition review of all national security agencies in 2008 and was a senior foreign policy advisor on the 2008 presidential campaign. During the Clinton Administration, she served as the inaugural Deputy Assistant Secretary for Peacekeeping in the Department of Defense. She previously served for six years as the Foreign Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. Dr. Sewall serves on the Secretary of Defense’s Defense Policy Board, the board of Oxfam America, and the board of the Center for Naval Analyses.



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