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Felisa Tibbitts is Founder and Senior Advisor of Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), an internationally recognized non-governmental organization dedicated to education and learning about human rights (http://www.hrea.org).
Dr. Tibbitts began her work in the human rights education field in the early 1990s in post-totalitarian Europe. She has supported curricular development efforts in human rights, law-related and civic education programming in schools in Albania, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, Gaza, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Morocco, Romania, Ukraine and the United States and has carried out trainings in over 20 countries.
Dr. Tibbitts has worked as an evaluator for human rights-related training programs for the Ford Foundation, Amnesty International and a range of UN agencies; in 2007, she evaluated the UN capacity-building program for African Union peacekeepers in Darfur and in 2011 participated in a global evaluation of UNICEFs efforts in life skills education.
Dr. Tibbitts has published extensively in the area of human rights education and contributed to the development of numerous international policy documents. She consults regularly with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNICEF, UNESCO, OSCE, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States and the Open Society Institute.
Dr. Tibbitts was trained in educational research, planning and policy through Master's programs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed her D.Phil. in Political Science at the University of Magdeburg (Germany) under the supervision of Dr. Karl-Peter Fritzsche, UNESCO Chair for Human Rights Education. In addition to her responsibilities at the Carr Center and HREA, she is Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the UN University for Peace.