Ellen Bork

Director of Democracy and Human Rights

Ellen Bork is the director of Democracy and Human Rights at the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). She came to FPI from Freedom House where she directed projects assisting activists and dissidents around the world. She previously served as deputy director of the Project for the New American Century, adviser to the Chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, professional staff member for Asia and the Pacific at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Ms. Bork’s articles have been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Weekly Standard and The New Republic Online. She has participated in election observation missions to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Ukraine.  Ms. Bork serves on the board of the International Campaign for Tibet and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Bork graduated from Yale University and the Georgetown University Law Center.  She is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

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The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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