A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders
John Norris is the Executive Director of Enough. Before joining Enough, he served as Chief of Political Affairs for the United Nations Mission in Nepal where he helped facilitate the ongoing peace process to end that country’s 10-year war. As part of that effort, John co-chaired arms management negotiations between Maoist rebels and the government and helped establish the conditions for the historic April 2008 election of a constitutional assembly. Previously, John served as the Africa Program Executive and Washington Chief of Staff for the International Crisis Group, conducting extensive field work and senior-level advocacy for resolving conflicts in Africa and South Asia. Earlier in his career, John served as the Director of Communications for the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State. He also worked as a speechwriter and field disaster expert at the U.S. Agency for International Development. John is the author of several books, including The Disaster Gypsies, a memoir of his work in the field of emergency relief, and Collision Course: NATO, Russia and Kosovo. John has published commentary in the Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He has a graduate degree in public administration.
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