Board of Directors

Susan S. Osnos

Susan S. Osnos

Mrs. Osnos's experience is well suited to BSF. She brings experience in helping to grow a highly successful not-for-profit – Human Rights Watch – a global organization that has become a strong, respected and highly influential advocate for human rights around the world. She joined Human Rights Watch in 1984 and helped to shape its public image for thirteen years as Communications Director, followed by three years through 2000 as its Associate Director. She serves on the Board of Words without Borders, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and continues to serve on the Advisory Committee, Women´s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. Mrs. Osnos is currently leveraging her extensive international experience in the fields of human rights, communications, and organizational planning for foundations as an independent consultant and will advise BSF in these areas as well.

Mrs. Osnos lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband Peter, Founder and Editor-at-Large of PublicAffairs, a publishing company specializing in non-fiction.

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